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This  famous  picture  was  painted  by  Raphael,  and  was 
presented  in  1506  to  Henry  VII  by  the  Duke  of  Urbino  in 
gratitude  for  his  investiture  with  the  Order  of  the  Garter. 
It  remained  in  royal  keeping  until  the  execution  of 
Charles  I,  when  it  was  sold  for  £150.  and  passed  by  way 
of  Paris  into  the  hands  of  Catherine  of  Russia,  and  is  now 
to  be  seen  in  "The  Hermitage"  in  St.  Petersburg. 




FROM  1770  TO  1913 







Table  of  Contents 

St.  George  and  the  Dragon 

Introduction       .         .         . 

History  of  St.  George         .... 

Historical  Sketch  of  St.  George's  Society 

Facsimile  of  "A  Song  For  St.  George's  Society" 

Biographies  and  Portraits  of  the  Presidents 

St.  Luke's  Hospital  and  St.  George's  Society 

List  of  Officers  and  Committees 

List  of  Honorary  Members 

List  of  Members  ..... 

Facsimile  of  Present  Certificate  of  Membership 

Act  of  Incorporation  and  Present  Constitution  of 
Society  ....... 

Facsimile  of  Original  Certificate  of  Membership 
Facsimile  of  Original  Rules  of  the  Society 
Bequests  and  Donations     .... 

Principal  Subscribers  to  Contingent  Fund 
List  of  Almoners  of  the  Society 
Places  of  Banquets     . 
Permanent  Fund 
Recapitulation    .... 

Statistics    ..... 

Index  .         .          . 




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List  of  Illustrations 


St.  George  and  the  Dkagon        ....  Frontispiece 

Facsimile  of  "A  Song  For  St.  George's  Society"         .          .  23-24 
Portraits  of  Presidents: 

Goldsborough  Banyar      .  .  .  .  .  .  .104 

Theophylact  Bache 106 

Anthony  Barclay     .  .  .  •  •  .118 

Charles  Edwards      ...                     ....  122 

Edward  F.  Sanderson 124 

Henry  Eyre 136 

Sir  Edward  M.  Archibald 138 

John  G.  Dale 142 

Henry  E.  Pellew 144 

Briton  Richardson  ........  148 

F.  W.  J.  Hurst 150 

Edward  Hill 154 

Richard  J.  Cortis 156 

Henry  W.  O.  Edye 160 

Edward  F.  Beddall 162 

Sir  Wm.  L.  Booker 166 

Harold  A.  Sanderson        .  .  .  .  .168 

William  M.  Massey          .          .                              .          .          .  172 

George  G.  Ward 174 

Sir  Percy  Sanderson      *  .          .          .                    .          .          .  178 

Robert  H.  Turle      ........  180 

E.  F.  Darrell 182 

J.  E.  Grote  Higgens 186 

E.  K.  Beddall 188 

L.  B.  Sanderson      ........  190 

H.  W.  J.  Bucknall 192 

Old  Badge  of  the  Society            ......  246 

New  Badge  of  the  Society.          ......  247 

Facsimile  of  Present  Certificate  of  Membership       .          .  248 

Facsimile  of  Original  Certificate  of  Membership      .          .  302 


OF  the  many  nationalities  settling  in  cosmo- 
I  politan  New  York,  the  fortunate  as  a  rule 
form  a  social  club,  where  they  can  enjoy 
familiar  pleasures  and  congenial  companion- 
ship ;  the  unfortunate  look  to  such  organizations  to  help 
them  in  their  difficulties.  The  fortunate  Englishman 
needs  no  social  club,  for  the  American  clubs  are  most 
generously  opened  to  him  and  he  is  among  his  own  kind 
from  the  first.  None  the  less  the  duty  of  helping  his  less 
fortunate  brethren  falls  upon  him  and  should  be  wel- 
comed as  the  highest  form  of  patriotism.  The  St. 
George's  Society  provides  every  opportunity  that  he 
needs,  and  the  only  thing  to  be  regretted  is  that  its  splen- 
did work  is  not  more  generally  known  and  appreciated. 
It  is  fair  to  say  that  the  St.  George's  Society  of 
New  York  is  unique  among  charities.  In  the  first 
place  it  has  a  history  extending  over  a  century — a 
century  of  charitable  work — devoid  of  self-aggrandize- 
ment of  any  form.  None  of  the  thousands  who  have 
joined  its  membership  can  have  done  so  for  personal 
profit  or  amusement;  for  it  takes  both  money  and  ser- 
vice from  its  members  and  gives  nothing  in  return  but 
the  pleasure  of  pure  patriotism. 

In  the  second  place  its  charity  is  direct.  With  a 
full  knowledge  of  the  importance  of  organized  charity 
one  may  yet  say  without  fear  of  contradiction  that 
there  is  a  place  also  for  the  charity  which  gives  first 
and  asks  afterwards.  The  St.  George's  Society  can 
boast  that  practically  all  of  its  funds  go  direct  to  the 
needy.     A  large  number  of  those  who  apply  are  people 


of  good  education  and  upbringing  to  whom  the  methods 
of  organized  charity  would  be  particularly  repugnant. 
Not  the  most  sensitive  of  these  can  say  that  there  is 
anything  humiliating  in  the  kind  of  assistance  given 
by  the  Society.  For  those  who  are  out  of  employ- 
ment, work  is  found,  and  those,  who  are  in  need,  receive 
both  food  and  clothing.  Often  the  recipient  is  un- 
worthy of  help,  but  he  is  helped  again  and  again  as 
long  as  there  is  any  possibility  of  a  permanent  improve- 

Such  a  charity  should  surely  command  the  support 
of  all  true  Englishmen,  and  one  feels  that,  were  it 
better  known,  its  membership  would  be  increased 
tenfold.  Such  a  charity  deserves  also  that  its  records 
should  be  perpetuated,  and,  if  this  book  helps  in  any 
way  to  secure  that  much-to-be-desired  increase  of 
members,  the  work  of  its  compilers  and  revisers  will 
not  have  been  in  vain. 

The  first  history  of  the  Society  was  made  in  1885 
by  a  committee  consisting  of  Messrs.  Robert  Waller, 
E.  F.  Beddall  and  H.  A.  Racker.  On  them  fell  all 
the  hard  work  of  collecting,  arranging,  and  digesting 
facts  and  records,  scattered  with  varying  degrees 
of  fullness  and  exactitude  over  the  space  of  more  than 
a  hundred  years. 

Last  year  it  was  decided  that  this  volume  should  be 
revised  and  brought  up  to  date.  The  work  of  the 
present  committee  has,  of  course,  been  as  nothing 
compared  to  that  of  their  predecessors.  The  changes 
introduced  into  the  old  text  are  chiefly  those  of  revision 
and  correction.  The  long  history  has  been  made  more 
accessible  by  headlines  and  marginal  dates.  Some 
repetitions  and  uninteresting  matter  have  been  left  out, 


and  some  interesting  facts,  unearthed  from  old  news- 
papers and  private  papers,  have  been  added. 

The  connection  between  St.  Luke's  Hospital  and  St. 
George's  Society  has  been  treated  in  a  separate  section, 
so  as  not  to  interrupt  the  story  of  the  Society.  Por- 
traits have  been  added  to  the  revised  lives  of  the  Presi- 
dents wherever  such  could  be  procured.  Reproductions 
of  Raphael's  "St.  George  with  the  Garter,"  of  an 
ancient  and  modern  badge,  and  of  the  newly  discovered 
"Song  for  St.  George's  Society,"  have  been  introduced. 
The  outline  of  the  life  of  St.  George  as  the  Patron  Saint 
of  England  has  been  compiled  from  the  latest  results 
of  modern  research.  An  index  has  been  added  and  the 
history  brought  up  to  the  time  of  the  annual  dinner 
on  St.  George's  Day,  1913. 

It  is  the  earnest  hope  of  the  undersigned  that  the 
revised  history  may  help  to  popularize  the  good  work 
of  the  Society  among  those  whose  pride  it  is  to  call 
themselves  Englishmen,  or  of  English  descent,  and  whose 
greater  pride  should  be  to  carry  out  those  principles  of 
duty  which  have  ever  been  the  watchword  of  England. 
It  is  also  their  sincere  hope  that,  as  the  Society  grows,  it 
may  never  change  the  methods,  which  have  been  char- 
acteristic of  it,  through  the  long  years  of  its  history, 
but  that  to  all  Englishmen  who  seek  its  aid  may  be 
extended  the  charity  which  forgives  to  seventy  times 
seven,  and  the  beautiful  hope  which  may  be  symbolized 
by  that  "unsightly  root"  mentioned  in  Comus, 
which  proved  to  be  of  "divine  effect,"  and  of  which 

1  The  leaf  was  darkish  and  had  prickles  on  it, 
But  in  another  country,  as  he  said, 
Bore  a  bright  golden  flower." 

Charles  W.  Bowring 
Francis  H.  Tabor 

St.  George  for  Merry  England 

"Thou,  amongst  those  saints  whom  thou  doest  see, 
Shall  be  a  saint,  and  thine  owne  nation's  frend 
And  patrone;  thou  Saint  George  shalt  called  bee, 
SaintGeorge  of  merry  England,  the  sign  of  victoree." 


The  doubts,  that  have  hung  for  centuries  around 
the  personality  of  St.  George,  the  Patron-Saint  of 
England  and  the  Champion  of  Christendom,  have  been 
to  some  extent  dispelled  by  modern  research.  It  can 
now  be  safely  affirmed  that  his  romantic  and  inspiring 
figure  must  no  longer  be  confused  with  that  of  George 
of  Cappadocia,  the  Arian  bishop,  who  usurped  the  see 
of  Alexandria.  The  latest  proof  of  this  has  been 
given  in  an  article,  read  before  the  Royal  Society  of 
Literature  in  London,  in  which  a  Greek  inscription, 
dating  back  to  A.  D.  346,  is  described  as  taken  from 
a  very  ancient  church  in  Syria.  In  this,  St.  George  is 
spoken  of  as  a  holy  martyr,  and  the  testimony  seems 
conclusive,  as  the  other  George,  the  Alexandrian 
bishop,  did  not  die  until  A.  D.  362.  The  accusation, 
therefore,  that  "we  have  had  two  St.  Georges  in  history, 
and,  to  our  shame,  we  have  made  them  one,"  cannot 
be  further  levelled  against  those,  at  least,  who  have 
studied  the  latest  developments  of  the  story. 

His  Life 

The  actual  facts,  that  can  be  definitely  accepted 
about  the  famous  soldier-martyr  are,  as  might  be  ex- 
pected, meagre  in  the  extreme.  The  best  authorities 
agree  that  he  was  a  native  of  Lydda  in  Palestine,  where 



he  was  born  about  A.  D.  270  of  a  noble  Cappadocian 
Christian  family.  Very  probably  his  youth  was  spent 
in  Cappadocia,  and  this  gives  a  clue  to  the  persistent 
confusion  of  his  career  with  that  of  his  unworthy 
namesake,  George  of  Cappadocia.  The  young  Christian 
soldier  served  with  distinction  in  the  Roman  army  and 
so  highly  was  he  regarded  by  the  Emperor  Diocletian 
that  he  quickly  rose  to  comparatively  high  rank.  A 
good  part  of  his  military  career  was  spent  in  Persian 
Armenia  where  tradition  tells  us  he  was  exceedingly 
active  in  organizing  the  Christian  communities  already 
in  existence  there.  The  principal  town  in  the  main 
province  of  this  country  was  Urumiah,  and,  in  it  or 
near  it,  several  churches  were  afterwards  founded  in 
his  honour.  In  course  of  time  the  chief  of  these  became 
one  of  the  most  popular  places  of  pilgrimage  to  which 
sufferers  resorted  in  cases  of  fear  and  great  distress  of 
mind.  It  is  interesting  to  note  also  that  in  the  neigh- 
bourhood of  these  churches  there  grew  "a  sacred  rose- 
bush of  the  single  Persian  variety,  covering  some  fifty 
square  yards  and  visible  miles  away,  making  the  air 
heavy  with  its  scent."  This  connection  between  the 
Saint  and  the  flower,  that  was  adopted  as  one  of  his 
symbols,  would  seem  to  show  that  the  biblical  "Rose 
of  Sharon"  has  always  been  dedicated  to  him. 

It  was  after  the  Persian  campaign  came  to  an  end 
that  St.  George  first  came  into  contact  with  Britain, 
at  least  according  to  legendary  lore.  Diocletian  is 
represented  in  the  tale,  that  has  come  down  to  us,  as 
having  sent  him  to  Britain,  which,  after  a  long  inde- 
pendence, had  been  once  more  brought  under  the  sway 
of  the  Empire.  All  of  this  is  very  dubious,  however, 
willing  though  an  enthusiastic  follower  of  St.  George 


may  be  to  believe  it.  The  suggestion,  made  by  Dr. 
Clapton,  the  latest  biographer  of  the  Saint,  that  St. 
George  sailed  through  the  Irish  Sea  and  that  it  became 
on  that  account  known  as  St.  George's  Channel,  is 
little  more  than  a  pious  wish  that  the  details  of  a 
shadowy  story  might  be  regarded  as  beyond  the  need 
of  sound  historical  proof. 

The  next  fact  mentioned  in  the  Saint's  life  is  one  that 
there  is  good  cause  for  believing  to  be  only  too  true. 
This  was  an  edict  of  the  Emperor  for  the  extermination 
of  the  Christians  throughout  the  Empire  and  it  had 
the  effect  upon  St.  George  of  causing  him  at  once  to 
lay  down  his  arms  and  cast  in  his  lot  with  the  perse- 
cuted sect.  He  sought  an  interview  with  his  former 
master  but  was  speedily  laid  under  arrest,  tortured, 
and  finally  put  to  death  at  Nicomedsea  on  23rd  April,  303. 

St.  George  in  English  History 

The  earliest  fact,  that  links  St.  George  to  England, 
may  be  considered  to  be  the  erection  of  the  church  over 
his  tomb  at  Lydda  by  Constantine  the  Great,  who 
became  King  of  Britain  and  Emperor  of  Rome  in 
A.  D.  306.  This  Emperor  was  not  only  half  English 
by  blood,  but  he  was  born  in  the  ancient  city  of  York. 
This  first  tribute  to  the  Saint's  memory  was  unfor- 
tunately destroyed  by  the  Saracens  in  the  seventh 
century  and,  although  Richard  Cceur  de  Lion  rebuilt  it 
as  a  thanksoffering  for  his  victories  in  the  Crusades, 
it  is  again  but  a  memory  for  modern  times. 

To  the  members  of  all  Societies  bearing  his  name, 
it  should  be  of  interest  to  note  that  the  first  instance 
of  St.  George's  name  being  employed  as  Patron  and 
Protector  was  in  the  case  of  King  Arthur's  Society  of 


St.  George  and  the  Round  Table.  The  date  of  the 
beginning  of  this  is  approximately  put  at  about  two 
centuries  after  the  Saint's  martyrdom  and  the  founda- 
tion of  this  order  of  chivalry  not  only  established  the 
fame  of  St.  George  on  a  firmer  basis  but  has  led  to  his 
name  being  imperishably  entwined  not  only  with  the 
traditions  but  also  in  the  literature  of  the  English 
speaking  race. 

In  the  actual  history  of  England,  the  first  mention 
of  St.  George's  name  is  forthcoming  in  the  order  of  the 
Council  of  Oxford  in  1222,  which  declared  that  his 
feast  should  be  kept  as  a  national  festival,  but  it  was 
not  till  the  reign  of  Edward  III  that  he  was  really 
elected  patron  of  the  Kingdom.  In  1348  the  great 
soldier-king  first  did  honour  to  the  great  soldier-martyr 
by  founding  St.  George's  Chapel  at  Windsor.  In  the 
following  year,  Thomas  of  Walsingham  relates  that,  at 
the  siege  of  Calais,  the  king,  moved  by  a  sudden  im- 
pulse drew  his  sword  with  the  exclamation:  "Ha! 
Saint  Edward!  Ha!  Saint  George!"  The  kingly 
words  and  action  fired  the  spirits  of  his  soldiers  and  they 
routed  the  French.  From  that  time  usually  dates  the 
acceptance  of  St.  George  as  the  patron-saint  of  England, 
instead  of  Edward  the  Confessor.  It  is  significant  to 
notice  that  the  celebrated  order  of  the  Garter  was 
instituted  in  1350,  almost  immediately  afterwards. 
Indeed  this  order  of  chivalry  was  originally  called  by 
the  name  of  St.  George,  and  it  is  not  without  significance 
to  the  sympathetic  mind  to  recall  that  the  "Jewel"  of 
the  Garter,  which  has  since  encircled  many  a  haughty 
neck,  has  ever  been  known  on  the  tongues  of  men  as 
"The  George,"  and  that  the  centre  of  the  star,  that 
has  blazed  on  many  a  noble  breast,  has  proudly  borne, 


through  the  centuries,  the  Cross  of  St.  George  as  a 
kind  of  oriflamme.  Its  supremely  fine  motto:  "Honi 
soil  qui  mal  y  pense"  has  not  only  been  closely  linked 
ever  since  with  the  memory  of  St.  George,  but  has 
gradually  been  adopted  by  popular  feeling  as  the  most 
fitting  expression  of  the  ideal  of  which  the  Saint  is 
the  acknowledged  archetype.  It  may  be  appropriate 
here  to  quote  what  an  old  writer  has  well  said  of  these 
words  so  redolent  of  the  spirit  of  true  charity:  "This 
is  a  very  great  and  lordly  motto,  marking  the  utmost 
point  and  acme  of  honour,  which  is  not  merely  in  doing 
no  evil  but  in  thinking  none,  and  teaching  that  the 
first — as  indeed  the  last — nobility  of  education  is  in 
the  rule  over  our  thoughts." 

In  1415,  the  year  of  the  great  English  victory  of 
Agincourt,  the  celebration  of  St.  George's  festival  was 
raised  to  the  highest  order  of  importance  in  the  Church 
by  being  put  upon  a  level  with  Christmas  Day,  during 
both  of  which  times  it  was  strictly  enjoined  that  there 
was  to  be  a  cessation  from  all  kinds  of  servile  work. 

Since  then,  with  the  passing  of  the  years,  the  English 
votaries  of  St.  George  have  carried  his  name  far  and 
wide  over  the  face  of  the  earth.  "On  every  ocean  we 
have  borne  his  flag,  on  every  island  we  have  reared  his 
fame.  We  gave  his  name  to  St.  George's  Channel,  the 
stormy  inlet  of  the  Irish  Sea.  The  direst  peril  on  the 
Atlantic  Ocean  we  have  called  St.  George's  Bank. 
From  Behring  Straits  to  Maine,  from  Florida  to 
Patagonia,  we  have  set  him  on  guard." 

St.  George  and  His  Emblems 

Reference  has  already  been  made  to  the  rose  as 
St.  George's  flower  and  it  was  undoubtedly  on  account 


of  this  circumstance  that  England  came  to  regard  it 
as  the  national  floral  emblem.  In  like  manner  his 
cross  became  the  nation's  flag.  It  is  true  that  we 
cannot  all  be  Knights  of  the  Garter  save  in  spirit,  but 
to  the  plain  gentleman,  "whose  limbs  were  made  in 
England,"  it  is  enough  that  the  Cross  of  St.  George 
stirs  him  to  the  depths,  when  memory  recalls  it  to  him 
as  the  national  flag  for  many  a  long  and  momentous 
year.  It  is  enough  for  him  that  it  flew  over  the  head 
of  Drake  when  he  swept  the  Armada  before  him  on  a 
day  big  with  fate  for  our  race;  enough,  that  it  flaunted 
itself  when  our  sea-dogs  grappled  with  the  Dutchmen — 
the  hardiest  foe  against  whom  they  ever  double-shotted 
a  gun;  and  again  enough,  that  it  streamed  on  the 
wind  at  the  fore  of  the  Victory  when  Nelson's  spirit 
passed  amid  the  thunders  of  Trafalgar. 

The  glow  of  a  just  but  well-curbed  pride  makes  joy 
run  high  and  life  be  good  for  him  when  he  remembers 

"The  dead  dumb  fog  hath  wrapped  it — the  frozen  dews  have  kissed — 
The  morning  stars  have  hailed  it,  a  fellow  star  in  the  mist." 

And,  to-day,  it  lives  as  the  elder  brother  in  the  triple 
comradeship  of  the  Union  Jack,  within  whose  massy 
folds  are  entwined,  let  us  hope  for  evermore,  the 
Crosses  of  St.  George,  St.  Andrew,  and  St.  Patrick. 

St.  George  and  the  Dragon 

St.  George  has  always  been  represented  in  art,  as 
being  armed  as  a  knight,  mounted  on  a  rampant  horse 
and  transfixing  the  dragon  with  his  lance.  In  the 
eyes  of  many  generations  now,  he  has  ever  appeared: 
"Y'cladd  in  mightie  armes  and  silver  shielde  as  one  for 
knightly  guists  and  fierce  encounters  fitt."     The  story 


of  the  contest  has  really  a  much  more  ancient  origin 
than  is  popularly  assigned  to  it,  for  all  the  traditions 
relating  to  it  are  merely  "sacred  myths  of  faded  creeds, 
absorbed  into  the  newer  faith  and  recoloured."  Modern 
scholarship  accepts  it  as  a  myth  of  the  hoariest  antiq- 
uity, common  both  to  the  Aryan  and  Semitic  peoples, 
and  reappearing  only  by  adoption  in  Christian  form. 
It  is  essentially  identical  with  the  legendary  tale  of 
Apollo  and  the  Python,  and  of  Perseus  and  Andromeda 
in  classical  times,  and  with  Sigard  and  Beowulf  among 
the  Teutonic  races.  It  is  peculiarly  significant  that 
the  "Beowulf,"  the  earliest  and  greatest  recorded  poem 
that  our  ancestors  brought  with  them  when  they  con- 
quered and  settled  in  Britain,  should  have  as  its  main 
theme  the  hero's  fight  with  the  monster  Grendal,  a 
struggle  in  all  respects  analogous  to  the  more  widely 
known  battle  between  St.  George  and  the  Dragon. 

The  latter  tale  first  appears  in  "The  Golden  Legend" 
of  Jacques  de  Voragine  and  it  was  so  readily  swallowed 
by  the  credulous  clerks  and  laity  of  the  Middle  Ages 
that  it  retained,  for  a  lengthy  period,  a  place  in  the 
special  services  of  the  Church  until  one  of  the  Popes 
cut  out  the  incident  of  the  dragon  and  henceforward 
St.  George  was  simply  acknowledged  as  a  martyr.  As 
a  matter  of  fact  it  seems  feasible  that  the  uncertainty, 
which  existed  regarding  him  almost  from  his  martyr- 
dom, naturally  tended  to  give  the  various  composers 
of  his  biography  the  opportunity  of  attaching  to  him 
popular  heathen  myths  which  had  been  floating 
unadopted  by  any  Christian  hero.  The  number  of 
warrior-saints  in  the  calendar  had  never  been  very 
great,  and,  as  St.  George  was  unprovided  with  a  history, 
the  credulity  of  the  monastic  mind  soon  supplied  the 


deficiency.  Despite  such  naive  intentions  however, 
the  exploit,  now  imperishably  joined  with  the  warrior- 
saint's  name,  was  never  anything  more  than  a  repeti- 
tion of  the  widely  prevalent  Aryan  myth  of  the  sun- 
god  as  the  conqueror  of  the  powers  of  darkness. 

St.  George  and  Charity 

Like  many  another  Christian  saint,  St.  George  not 
only  entered  into  the  inheritance  of  veneration  pre- 
viously enjoyed  by  a  pagan  hero,  but  he  had  also 
finally  to  relinquish  it  except  in  the  wider  and  higher 
emblematical  meaning  which  is  now  attached  by  man- 
kind to  the  theme.  The  splendid  allegory,  of  the 
conflict  between  St.  George  and  the  Dragon  as  accepted 
by  the  spirit  of  modern  times,  is  peculiarly  appropriate 
when  considered  in  the  light  of  the  aspirations  of  a 
benevolent  society.  It  is  an  inspiring  circumstance 
that,  throughout  many  centuries,  St.  George  has  been 
not  only  the  Patron-Saint  of  England,  and  the  Cham- 
pion of  Christendom,  but  also  eminently  a  protector  of 
the  distressed.  The  traditions,  both  of  the  East  and 
the  West,  have  proclaimed  that,  from  the  first,  sufferers 
resorted  in  pilgrimage  to  his  shrine  when  they  were 
in  fear  or  grievous  trouble. 

In  England  during  the  Middle  Ages  many  bene- 
ficent foundations  can  have  their  origins  traced  to 
the  influence  and  example  of  St.  George.  To  men- 
tion but  one  instance,  the  earliest  and  not  the 
least  famous  of  such  institutions  was  the  foundation 
for  the  education  of  the  poor  and  needy  that  was 
reared  by  the  generosity  of  William  of  Wykeham, 
whose  name  has  since  been  reverenced  as  "The 
Father  of  English  Public  Schools."     This  great  Eng- 


lishman  had  organized  for  Edward  III  the  order  of 
St.  George,  and  he  was  fired  with  enthusiasm  for  the 
high  ideals  and  chivalrous  aspirations  of  this  "flower 
of  knighthood."  These  he  embodied  in  his  famous 
statutes  for  his  Colleges  at  Oxford  and  Winchester, 
and  his  loving  care  for  these  children  of  his  piety  is 
clear  to  all  who  care  to  read  the  "minutest  directions 
for  the  preservation  of  corporate  unity  and  the  moral 
culture  of  truth,  honour,  and  self-reliance."  E.  O. 
Gordon  in  her  book  "Saint  George,"  has  aptly  phrased 
the  lofty  spirit  which  dominated  and  inspired  this 
pious  and  courtly  English  priest  and  gentleman. 
"Wykeham's  scholars,"  she  writes,  "like  the  Knights 
of  the  Round  Table  and  the  Knights  of  the  Garter,  were 
solemnly  sworn,  as  soon  as  they  attained  to  years  of 
discretion,  loyally  to  maintain  the  honour  of  their 
school  and  college.  Thus  the  ancient  laws  of  chivalry 
were  no  longer  confined  to  a  few  chosen  leaders  of  noble 
birth,  but  they  became  the  actual  foundations  on  which 
the  great  fabric  of  national  education  has  been  reared." 
In  emulating  the  Saint's  wide  and  tolerant  charity, 
his  disciples  now  and  hereafter  will  be  most  nearly 
akin  to  him  in  spirit,  for  gratitude  has  long  endeared 
his  memory,  and  piety  has  sealed  his  fame  as  "Christ's 
faithful  soldier  and  servant  unto  his  life's  end,"  and  in 
these  latter  days  may  the  good  works  and  manifold 
activities  of  such  a  brotherhood  as  the  St.  George's 
Society  of  New  York  bear  fruit  as  the  outward  ex- 
pression of  that  ideal  of  kindly  deeds  which  it  is  the 
duty  and  privilege  of  the  living  to  hand  on  to  the 
generations  that  are  yet  unborn. 

Historical  Sketch 

The  degree  of  certainty,  that  can  be  attached  to  the 
date  usually  accepted  as  marking  the  origin  of  any 
society,  is  a  point  of  never  failing  interest  to  its  mem- 
bers. The  year  1786  has  been  hitherto  regarded  as 
that  in  which  the  St.  George's  Society  of  New  York 
first  saw  the  light.  It  was  in  this  year  that  the  records 
of  the  Society  were  first  kept;  it  was  then  also  that 
the  Constitution  of  the  Society  was  given  its  original 
form;  and  it  was  in  1786  that  the  chair  was  filled  by 
the  first  of  a  now  lengthy  line  of  Presidents. 

Despite  these  facts  there  has  always  existed  among 
the  members  a  latent  feeling  that  this  date  did  not 
fix  the  real  beginning  of  their  Society's  affairs,  and 
it  has  been  the  good  fortune  of  Henry  W.  J.  Bucknall, 
Esq.,  the  President  of  this  year,  to  give  to  the  Society 
a  new  certificate  of  birth,  which  antedates  its  start 
exactly  sixteen  years.  The  clock  has  been  put  back 
from  1786  to  1770.  The  dignity  of  added  years 
has  suddenly  become  the  portion  of  St.  George's 
Society  of  New  York,  and  the  romance  lies  in  the 
circumstance  that  the  new  chapter  in  its  history 
centres  in  the  accidental  discovery  of  a  song. 

In  February  last,  the  President  received  a  letter 
from  Paul  Dana,  Esq.,  enclosing  "A  Song  for  St. 
George's  Society."  This  song  had  recently  been 
found  among  the  papers  of  Winthrop  Sargent,  a 
friend  of  Washington,  and  the  first  territorial  Governor 
of  Mississippi.  According  to  the  original  manuscript, 
which    Mr.    Bucknall    has    kindly    presented    to    the 



Society,  the  song  was  "sung  at  the  second  anniversary 
meeting  of  St.  George  in  New  York,  April  23rd, 
1771,"  to  the  tune  of  "The  Black  Sloven."  The  re- 
production of  it  within  these  pages  is  the  outcome 
both  of  the  President's  generosity  and  of  his  desire 
that  all,  who  are  glad  of  the  find,  may  have  an  oppor- 
tunity of  easy  reference  to  it. 

Directly  Mr.  Bucknall  had  secured  the  prize,  he 
saw  its  importance  as  a  proof  of  the  Society's  earlier 
life,  and  he  set  on  foot  further  inquiries  about  it.  His 
efforts  were  particularly  successful  as  regards  the  tune 
of  the  song.  After  communication  with  his  brother 
in  London,  that  gentleman  was  fortunate  enough  to 
run  the  tune  to  earth  in  the  British  Museum,  where  it 
was  found  in  The  Universal  Magazine  of  Knowledge 
and  Pleasure  in  which  it  is  mentioned  as  taken  from 
The  British  Muse,  published  in  February,  1771. 

The  celebration  of  St.  George's  day  in  New  York 
had,  however,  taken  place  for  a  number  of  years 
previous  to  this,  but  it  had  been  more  of  the  nature  of 
a  general  rejoicing  among  English  folks  than  a  cere- 
mony attached  to  the  name  of  any  particular  society. 
A  few  of  these  notices  are  added  here  to  show  the 
general  feeling  which  eventually  was  directed  towards 
the  formation  of  the  present  Society. 

Early  Notices  of  St.  George's  Festivals 

The  earliest  notice,  that  now  exists,  is  to  be  found  in 
the  New  York  Mercury  of  April  26th,  1762: 

"Friday  last,  being  the  Anniversary   of   St. 

1762     George,   his    Excellency,    Sir    Jeffrey   Amherst 

gave  a  ball  to  the  ladies  and  gentlemen  of  this 

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[Transcription  of   "St.   George's   Song"] 

SONS  OF  ST.  GEORGE  IN  NEW  YORK,  APRIL  23,  1771" 

Tune,  "Black  Sloven" 

Ye  Sons  of  St.  George  here  assembled  today 

So  honest  and  hearty  so  cheerful  and  gay, 

Come  join  in  the  Chorus  and  Loyally  Sing 

In  praise  of  Your  Patron,  your  Country  and  King. 

Tol  le  lol,  Tol  le  lol,  Tol  le  lol, 
Tol  le  lol,  Tol  le  lol,  Tol  le  lol. 

Tho'  plac'd  at  a  distance  from  Britain's  bold  Shore 
From  thence  either  We  or  our  Fathers  came  o'er, 
And  in  will,  word,  and  deed  we  are  Englishmen  all 
Still  true  to  her  cause  and  awake  to  her  call. — Chorus. 

Let  Cressy,  Poictiers  and  let  Agincourt  show 

How  our  ancestors  acted  some  ages  ago, 

While  Minden's  red  field  and  Quebec  shall  proclaim 

That  their  Sons  are  not  changed,  or  in  nature  or  name. — Chorus. 

Should  the  proud  Spanish  Donns  but  appear  on  the  Main 

The  Island  they  pilfered  by  Force  to  Maintain, 

The  brave  Sons  of  Thunder  our  Wrongs  will  redress 

And  teach  them  again  what  they  learned  of  Queen  Bess. — Chorus. 

Tho'  the  proud  Roman  Eagle  to  Britain  was  borne 

Both  Talons  and  Feathers  got  plaguily  tome 

And  Caesar  himself  both  with  Foot  and  with  Horse 

Was  glad  to  sneak  off  with — "It's  well  'twas  no  worse." — Chorus. 

Tho'  party  Contentions  awhile  may  run  high 

When  danger  advances  they'll  Vanish  and  Die 

While  all  with  one  Heart,  hand,  and  Spirit  unite 

Like  Englishmen  Think  and  like  Englishmen  Fight. — Chorus. 

Then  here's  to  our  King  and  O  Long  may  he  reign 
The  Lord  of  those  Men  who  are  Lords  of  the  Main 
While  all  the  contention  among  us  shall  be 
To  make  Him  as  happy  as  We  are  made  free. — Chorus. 

And  here's  to  the  Daughters  of  Britain's  fair  Isle 

May  Freedom  and  They  ever  crown  with  a  Smile 

The  Sons  of  St.  George,  our  good  Knight  so  profound 

The  Sons  of  St.  George — even  all  the  World  round.— Chorus. 



pany  consisted  of  96  ladies  and  as  many  gentlemen, 
all  very  richly  dressed  and  'tis  said  the  entertainment 
was  the  most  elegant  ever  seen  in  America." 

The  same  account  is  also  printed  in  the  New  York 
Gazette  and  Weekly  Post  Boy,  issued  on  April  29th,  1762. 

During  the  next  few  years  the  celebration  appears 
to  have  fallen  somewhat  in  abeyance,  at  least  the 
concluding  remark  in  the  following  notice  would  lead 
one  to  that  opinion. 

The  New  York  Gazette  and  Weekly  Mercury  of  April 
30th,  1770,  contains  this  item  of  news: 

"On  Monday  last  the  Gentlemen  of  the  Eng- 

1770  lish  Nation,  residing  in  this  City,  and  those 
descended  from  English  Families,  gave  an  ele- 
gant Entertainment  at  Bolton's,  to  his  Excellency, 
General  Gage,  and  his  Honour,  Lieut.  Governor 
Colden,  in  Commemoration  of  St.  George,  their 
tutelar  Saint;  ninety-seven  persons  were  present. 
Fifty-one  native  English  and  forty-six  Descendants; 
the  Day  was  celebrated  in  true  Mirth  and  perfect 
Harmony,  every  Heart  being  delighted  with  the  festive 
revival  of  a  Custom  much  neglected  in  this  City  by 
the  Sons  of  the  renowned  St.  George." 

The  year  1771  appears  to  have  witnessed  a  more 

than  usually  elaborate  celebration.     The  notice  in  the 

New   York  Journal  of  April  25th,  of  that  year 

1771  attaches  special  importance  to  the  event  and 
is  of  interest  as  supplying  the  earliest  toast-list 

so  far  recorded. 

"On  Tuesday  last,  being  the  Anniversary  of  St 
George,  a  Number  of  English  Gentlemen,  and  Descend- 
ants of  English  Parents,  amounting  in  the  whole  to 
upwards  of  an  hundred  and  twenty,  had  an  elegant 


Entertainment  at  Bolton's,  in  Honour  of  the  Day; 
President  John  Tabor  Kempe,  Esq.,  His  Majesty's 
Attorney  General;  present,  the  Right  Honourable  the 
Earl  of  Dunmore,  his  Excellency  General  Gage,  the 
Gentlemen  of  his  Majesty's  Council,  etc.,  etc.,  etc. 
On  which  Occasion  the  following  Toasts  were  drank, 
and  the  Company  parted  early  and  in  high  Good- 
humour  : 

1.  The  King. 

2.  The  Queen. 

3.  The  Prince  of  Wales  and  the  rest  of  the  Royal  Family. 

4.  The  Constitution  of  England  in  Church  and  State. 

5.  The  Navy  and  Army  of  Great  Britain. 

6.  The  Governor  and  Province  of  New  York. 

7.  The  Commander  in  Chief  and  Army  in  America. 

8.  His  Majesty's  principal  Secretaries  of  State. 

9.  Prosperity  to  Great  Britain  and  Ireland. 

10.  Prosperity  to  British  America. 

11.  The  Universities  of  Oxford  and  Cambridge. 

12.  The  Mayor  and  Corporation  of  the  City  of  New  York. 

13.  Prosperity  to  King's  College  of  the  City  of  New  York. 

14.  The  Chamber  of  Commerce  of  the  City  of  New  York. 

15.  The  Marine  Society  of  the  City  of  New  York. 

16.  The  Worthy  Descendants  of  the  First  Settlers. 

17.  Our  Brethren,  the  Sons  of  St.  David. 

18.  Our  Brethren,  the  Sons  of  St.  Andrew. 

19.  Our  Brethren,  the  Sons  of  St.  Patrick. 

20.  Prosperity  to  the  Manufactories  of  Great  Britain  and  Ireland. 

21.  May  the  friends  of  Old  England  ever  enjoy  her  Protection  and  her  Enemies 
feel  her  Resentment. 

22.  The  Roast  Beef  of  Old  England. 

23.  The  Sons  of  St.  George  in  every  quarter  of  the  Globe,  etc. 

The  New  York  Mercury,  dated  April  29th,  also 
repeats  the  above  elaborate  description.  This  note 
is  of  peculiar  interest,  as  it  was  at  this  celebration  that 
"The  Song  for  St.  George's  Society"  was  first  sung. 

Rivington's  New  York  Gazetteer,  of  April  29th,  1773, 
contains  the  next  reference: 


"On  Friday  last  the  Sons  of  Saint  George,  with  the 

Descendants    from    English    Families,    celebrated  the 

memory   of   their  thrice   renowned    Patron    at 

1773  Hull's  Tavern:     his  Excellency  the  General,  his 
Majesty's  Council,  and   the   Judges   honoured 

this  genteel  Assembly  with  their  presence;  a  royal 
salute  accompanied  their  gracious  Sovereign's  Health, 
and  the  Day  and  Evening  passed  with  that  friendly 
Gaiety,  which  has  ever  presided  in  these  Anniversaries 
of  the  festal  Albions." 

The  New  York  Mercury  April  25th,  1774,  refers  to 
that  year's  meeting  in  these  words: 

"Saturday  last  being  the  Anniversary  of  St. 

1774  George,  the  Champion  of  England,  the  same 
was  celebrated  at  Hull's  Tavern,  by  a  Number 

of  English  Gentlemen,  etc.,  etc.,  where  the  Day  and 
Evening  were  spent  as  is  usual  on  such  occasions." 

Very  nearly  the  same  notice  is  repeated  a  few  days 
later  in  the  New  York  Gazetteer. 

In  the  Mercury  of  April  27th,  1778,  we  read  that, 

"Last  Thursday  the  Sons  of  St.  George  in  full  Assembly, 

at  Hick's  Long  Room,  celebrated  the  Annivers- 

1778  ary    of    their    Tutelar,    and    thrice    renowned 
Patron.     The  first  Personages  in  this  Country 

honoured  the  Meeting  with  their  Presence:  a  very 
elegant  Entertainment  was  provided,  and  the  most 
perfect  Order,  good  Humour,  and  Hilarity  presided, 
during  the  Day  and  Night  of  the  Festival." 

Next  year's  account  in  the  Mercury  ran  as  follows: 
"Friday  was  celebrated  the  Anniversary  of  the 

1779  thrice     renowned     Saint     George,    Patron     of 
England   when  a  great  deal  of  Good  Humour 

presided  over  each  Convivial  Board,  and,  as  usual,  large 


Libations  of  Generous  Wine  were  consumed  by  the 
Honest  Sons  and  Descendants  of  John  Bull." 

The  celebration  of  St.   George's  day  in  1780  was 
again  prominently  alluded  to  in  the  Mercury.     The 
toast  list,  of  which  a  copy  is  given  here,  is  of 
interest  on  account  of  the  large  number  of  well-     1780 
known  names  that  received  this  honour. 

"On  Monday  last,  the  Anniversary  of  the  Tutelar 
Saint  of  Old  England,  the  Thrice  Renowned  St.  George, 
was  celebrated  with  universal  festivity;  the  houses  of 
entertainment  were  filled  with  his  true  Sons,  who 
passed  the  day  and  evening  with  their  wonted  cheer- 
fulness and  good  humour.  The  sons  of  St.  George 
celebrated  the  festivity  of  their  tutelar  Saint,  at  Mr. 
Strachan's  Queen's  Head  Tavern,  where  an  elegant 
dinner  was  prepared  for  that  purpose.  The  following 
loyal  toasts  were  drank,  and  the  day  spent  with  every 
social  enjoyment. 

1.  The  Day,  St.  George  and  the  Dragon. 

2.  King. 

3.  Queen,  and  Royal  Family. 

4.  Navy  and  Army. 

5.  General  Clinton. 

6.  General  Knyphausen. 

7.  Admiral  Arbuthnot. 

8.  Governor  of  the  Province. 

9.  General  Tryon. 

10.  General  Pattison. 

11.  General  Prevost  and  the  brave  troops  that  so  gallantly  defended  Georgia 
against  the  combined  forces  of  French  and  Rebels. 

12.  The  immortal  memory  of  Colonel  Maitland. 

13.  Lord  North  and  the  Majority  of  both  Houses. 

14.  Admirals  Rodney,  Ross  and  Digby. 

15.  Admiral  Parker. 

16.  The  Sons  and  Daughters  of  St.  George  in  every  part  of  the  world. 

17.  The  Sons  of  St.  David,  St.  Andrew  and  St.  Patrick. 

18.  A  speedy  revival  of  civil  authority  and  a  happy  reinstatement  of  the  Loyal 

19.  Peace  with  America  honourable  to  Great  Britain." 


We  have  repeated  these  lengthy  toasts,  partly  on 
account  of  their  historical  interest  and  it  is  fair  to 
assume,  we  think,  from  these  references  and  from  the 
tone  and  spirit  indicated  by  the  toasts  proposed  at  the 
anniversary  dinners,  that  the  Society,  whatever  else 
it  may  have  been,  had  a  decidedly  political  complexion, 
in  its  early  days.  Be  it  understood,  however,  that 
these  sentiments  were  expressed  before  the  United 
States  had  secured  their  independence,  and  at  a  time 
when  Englishmen,  both  here  and  at  home,  believed 
that  the  contest  then  raging  would  eventually  terminate 
in  the  success  of  the  British  arms. 

The  Mercury  of  April  30th,  1781,  informs  its  readers 
that  "On  Monday  last  being  the  Anniversary  of  St. 
George  (tutelar  Saint  of  England),  the  Disciples 
1781  of  that  thrice  renowned  Champion  met  in 
Celebration  of  it,  at  Mr.  Amory's  Tavern, 
where  an  elegant  entertainment  was  provided,  and  the 
Day  passed  in  Mirth,  Song,  and  true  Jocundity."  The 
Royal  Gazette  published  by  Rivington,  also  prints  the 
above  in  its  issue  of  April  25th,  1781.  In  the  next 
year  the  same  newspaper  contains  a  prominent  adver- 
tisement of  the  approaching  festival.  This  appears  in 
copies  of  the  paper  for  April  17th  and  April  20th,  and 
the  announcement  is  in  these  terms:  "The  Sons  of 
St.  George  and  their  Descendants  propose  to  celebrate 
the  Anniversary  of  their  thrice  renowned  Champion 
on  the  23rd  of  April,  at  Mr.  Strachan's  Tavern.  Gen- 
tlemen, who  propose  to  assemble  on  this  occasion  are 
desired  to  leave  their  names  at  Mr.  Rivington's." 

In  the  next  issue  of  the  Royal  Gazette  on  April  24th, 
1782,  the  celebration  is  duly  mentioned  as  having 
passed  over  with  its  usual  success. 


"The  Anniversary  of  St.  George,  tutelar  Saint  of 
England,  was  yesterday  celebrated  by  his  Sons  and 
Descendants:  entertainments  were  given  by  the 
first  Personages  at  their  own  houses,  and  dinners  1782 
provided  at  the  principal  Taverns  in  this  City; 
the  day  and  evening  passed  with  that  decorum  and 
cheerfulness  which  ever  prevails  on  the  commemoration 
of  this  thrice  renowned  Champion." 

Period  of  Revolutionary  War 

After  this  date,  the  newspapers  are  significantly 
silent  on  the  topic  of  St.  George's  day  of  festival.  This 
is  not  to  be  wondered  at  when  it  is  recalled 
that  New  York  was  finally  evacuated  by  1783-86 
the  British  troops  on  November  25th,  1783, 
and  that  nearly  a  thousand  families  followed  them  in 
loyalty  to  their  king  and  the  mother-land  across  the 
sea.  From  the  quotations  that  have  been  already 
given  it  will  be  seen  that,  during  the  greater  part  of 
the  Revolutionary  War  and  as  long  as  New  York 
remained  in  the  possession  of  the  British  forces,  the 
Sons  of  St.  George  kept  his  flag  flying  in  hope,  and  it 
was  not  long  until  they  revived,  as  it  were,  with  an 
increased  vigour  which  they  displayed  to  their  fellow- 
citizens  by  the  establishment  of  the  Society  whose 
history  has  remained  unbroken  ever  since. 

The  results  of  the  war  were  accepted  as  final,  and  from 
that  time  the  Society  ceased  to  take  any  active  part  in 
politics,  thenceforward  devoting  its  energy  and  means 
to  relieving  the  necessities  of  its  fellow-countrymen  and 
in  promoting  the  social  enjoyment  of  its  members. 
For  many  years  after  the  war  it  may  be  safely  assumed 
that   an  Englishman's  lot  in   New  York  was  not  a 


happy  one.  The  animosities  engendered  by  that  deadly 
contest,  and  the  spirit,  in  which  it  was  waged,  naturally 
created  an  unfriendly  feeling  between  the  two  countries 
which  time  alone  could  soften,  hence  the  necessity  for 
some  such  organization  as  this  to  bring  Englishmen 
together  and  enable  them  to  obtain  among  themselves 
that  social  relaxation  and  enjoyment  which  was  denied 
them  by  others  of  the  community.  But  the  final 
extinction  of  the  bitterness  caused  by  the  war,  and  the 
renewal  of  friendly  relations  soon  happily  rendered 
this  exclusiveness  in  social  life  no  longer  necessary. 
This  was  exemplified  some  half  a  century  later,  when 
prominent  members  of  the  Society  assisted  in  founding 
the  St.  George's  Cricket  Club,  and  appointed  for 
several  years  thereafter,  St.  George's  Day  as  a  holiday, 
in  order  that  they  might  visit  the  grounds  decorated 
with  the  flags  of  the  two  nations  floating  on  either  side 
of  the  Cross  of  St.  George.  This  was  done  without 
causing  any  manifestation  of  dissent  such  as  might 
have  occurred  at  an  earlier  date.  The  kindly  and 
charitable  feeling,  of  long  duration  now  between  the 
two  nations  and  ever-widening  with  the  years,  has 
enabled  the  Society  to  concentrate  its  influence  and 
resources  upon  the  development  of  that  higher  purpose 
of  benevolence  for  which  it  was  primarily  created. 

Loss  of  the  Original  Book  of  Minutes 

During  the  yellow  fever  epidemic  of  1822,  the  early 
records   of   the   Society,   comprised   in   the   Book   of 

Minutes,  were  lost  and  the  only  data 
1786-1824     prior  to  that  time  at  the  disposal  of  the 

compilers  were  found  in  the  following  in- 
teresting sketch  prepared  by  George  Chance,  Samuel 


Corp,  Robert  Barnes,  and  Joseph  Fowler,  a  committee 
appointed  at  a  quarterly  meeting  held  in  January, 
1828.  This  report  was  presented  and  adopted  at  a 
subsequent  meeting  in  April,  1830. 

"The  St.  George's  Society  of  New  York  was  estab- 
lished in  the  year  1786,  immediately  after  the  date  of 
the  introduction  prefixed. 

"It  arose  from  the  congenial  feelings  of  some  native 
English  then  settled  here,  who  felt,  that  though  this 
was  to  be  their  permanent  residence,  they  could  not 
restrain  the  gratifying  recollections  of  their  native  land, 
or  be  unmindful  of  the  condition  of  any  who  might 
resort  to  their  vicinity  in  a  state  of  indigence  or  dis- 

"They  formed  a  band  who  should  delight  in  period- 
ical meetings,  with  a  view  of  cherishing  social  inter- 
course among  themselves,  and  devising  means  for  the 
relief  and  happiness  of  others. 

"The  most  prominent  character  in  organizing  the 
Society  was  Mr.  John  Wilkes,  a  true-born  Englishman, 
with  a  heart  full  of  kindness  and  abounding  in  all  the 
social  affections,  whose  worth,  justly  appreciated  as 
it  was  by  numerous  and  respectable  connections,  soon 
created  subscribers  to  a  constitution,  and  the  English 
of  character,  finding  their  way  hither,  almost  without 
exception  became  members,  either  permanent  or  hon- 
orary, according  as  their  residence  was  either  fixed 
or  transient. 

"Although  it  is  said  that  this  Society  was  established 
in  1786,  yet,  as  there  had  existed  one  before  the  Revolu- 
tionary War,  with  the  same  title  and  of  somewhat 
similar  character,  it  was  resolved  in  the  following  year 
to  make  eligible  and  to  invite,  as  new  members,  any 


of  the  antecedent  Association,  or  their  immediate  de- 
scendants or  friends,  though  natives  of  this  country, 
who  might  be  desirous  of  enrolling  themselves,  and 
thus  evincing  respect  for  the  land  of  their  ancestors 
and  manifesting  their  sentiments  of  charity  and  be- 

"The  few  lines  of  introduction  to  these  sheets  were 
from  the  pen  of  the  late  Richard  Harison,  Esq.,  of  this 
city,  to  whose  memory,  whether  we  regard  individual 
worth  or  professional  renown,  every  tribute  of  respect, 
every  token  of  our  esteem  is  due.  Of  capacious  mind 
and  expanded  imagination,  it  was  natural  that  the 
associations  he  indulged  in  should  draw  and  fix  his 
admiration  upon  the  land  whence  were  derived  the 
precepts  which  had  been  the  subjects  of  his  ardent 
and  unwearied  studies,  and  that  with  this  enlightened 
bias,  he  should  look  with  a  friendly  eye  and  a  feeling 
heart  toward  an  institution  of  this  character,  and  he 
became  of  the  Society. 

"In  like  manner,  a  most  exemplary  and  estimable 
personage,  long  since  deceased,  the  Rev.  Dr.  Moore, 
afterward  the  venerated  Bishop  of  the  Diocese,  was 
an  early,  cheerful  and  efficient  member,  long  acting  as 
one  of  the  Charitable  Committee. 

"The  expressive  motto  on  the  seal  of  the  Society 
was  of  his  selection: 

"  'Let  Mercy  be  our  Boast  and  Shame  our  only  Fear.' 

"The  present  members  of  the  St.  George's  Society, 
united  as  all  preceding  them  have  been,  in  the  bonds  of 
charity  and  good-will,  feel  grateful  for  the  aid  their 
cause  has  received  from  their  own  countrymen  and 
from  so  many  distinguished  citizens  of  the  State. 
Their  institution  rears  its  structure  upon  the  basis  of 


benevolence  and  love  of  country,  and  ought  to  be 
supported  by  every  native  of  character  who  lands  upon 
the  American  shore.  It  is  their  determination  to 
dispense  what  good  may  be  in  their  power,  and  although 
most  of  them  have  made  their  homes  in  this,  their 
adopted  country,  they  cannot  cease  to  venerate  that 
of  their  forefathers,  or  rejoice  in  holding  up  the  vir- 
tuous characters  to  whom  it  has  given  birth,  as  ex- 
amples for  emulation." 

Original  Constitution  Lost  and  Found 

The  Book  of  Minutes,  containing  the  earliest  pro- 
ceedings of  the  Society,  commencing  April  16th,  1823, 
mentions  that  the  original  Constitution  was  then  lost, 
probably  at  the  same  time  and  under  the  same  circum- 
stances as  the  first  Book  of  Minutes  disappeared.  At 
a  meeting  held  about  the  same  time  a  resolution  was 
adopted  authorizing  the  Secretary  to  advertise  for  it 
in  the  Evening  Post  and  the  New  York  Gazette.  Whether 
this  effort  to  regain  it  was  successful  or  not  does  not 
clearly  appear,  but,  as  the  result  of  diligent  search 
and  careful  inquiry,  a  copy  of  the  Rules  was  fortunately 
discovered  in  the  possession  of  Mr.  J.  H.  V.  Cockcroft, 
a  grandson  of  James  Cockcroft  who  had  been  elected 
in  1787  a  member  of  the  Society.  It  was  placed  at  the 
disposal  of  the  Society  by  the  courtesy  of  its  owner 
and  a  fac-simile  of  this  most  interesting  document  will 
be  found  in  the  appendix  to  the  present  work.  It  will 
assuredly  appeal  to  the  historical  sense  of  the  members 
of  the  St.  George's  Society,  since  it  is  the  earliest 
charter  in  existence  not  only  of  their  liberties  but  also 
of  their  duties  and  privileges  as  a  charitable  and  social 


The  unfortunate  and  irreparable  loss  of  the  first 
Minutes  renders  it  impossible  to  give  any  history  of  the 
youth  of  the  Society  and  it  cannot  now  be 
1786-1824  ascertained  if  any  amendments  to  the  Con- 
stitution were  adopted  within  that  period. 

One  or  two  very  meagre  details  have,  however, 
been  preserved  from  the  Treasurer's  books  for  1809  to 
1812,  1815  to  1819,  and  from  subscription  lists  for  the 
annual  dinners  in  1819  and  1822.  According  to  these 
it  would  appear  that  at  some  time  previous  to  1809 
the  dues  from  members  had  been  changed  from  an 
annual  subscription  of  thirty  shillings,  to  an  initiation  fee 
and  annual  subscription  of  five  dollars  respectively,  and 
that  in  1816  the  initiation  fee  was  raised  to  ten  dollars. 

In  1815  it  is  recorded  over  the  signature  of  the 
Secretary,  Thomas  Proctor,  that  "during  the  war  no 
annual  meetings  were  called,"  and  that  at  a 
1815  meeting  held  at  the  Bank  Coffee  House  on 
April  3rd  of  the  same  year,  a  resolution  was 
passed  making  it  optional  for  members  to  pay  their 

Change  of  Name 

From  the  Minute  Book  commencing  April  16th, 
1823,  already  referred  to,  it  appears  that  the  name  of 

the  Society  was  changed  in  the  year  1824,  from 
1824     the   "Society    of      St.    George"    to    the    "St. 

George's  Society  of  New  York."  Provision  had 
also  been  made  for  the  election  of  Life  Members 
on  the  payment  of  a  sum  not  less  than  fifty 
dollars,  which,  together  with  any  donations  received, 
was  to  constitute  a  Permanent  Fund  and  the  interest 
thereon  alone  was  to  be  used  in  charity.     The  dates 


of  the  quarterly  meetings  had  also  been  changed  from 
the  23rd  of  January,  April,  July  and  October,  to  the 
10th  day  of  those  months,  the  number  of  the  Stewards 
increased  from  four  to  six,  the  fine  for  absence  at  the 
Annual  Dinner  and  at  the  quarterly  meetings  had  been 
abolished  and  a  set  of  Bye-Laws  framed  for  the  govern- 
ment of  the  Society,  which  have  been  maintained  up 
to  the  present  time  substantially  as  they  were  originally 

At  the  quarterly  meeting  held  January  10th,  1825, 
the  following  additional  article  was  unanimously 
adopted  and  added  to  the  Constitution:     "No     1825 
alteration   shall   be   made   in   this   constitution 
unless  such  alteration  shall  have  been  proposed  at  a 
previous  quarterly  meeting." 

Friendly  Relations  with  Kindred  Societies 

Two  years  later,  Thomas  Dixon,  Esq.,  who  was  then 
in  the  President's  chair,  received  an  invitation  from 
the  St.  Andrew's  Society,  to  be  present  at 
their  annual  banquet,  but,  owing  to  his  1827-28 
absence  in  Canada,  he  was  unfortunately 
compelled  to  decline  the  friendly  invitation.  In  the 
following  year,  however,  the  President  was  in  a  posi- 
tion to  accept  a  similar  honour  offered  to  him  by  the 
Friendly  Sons  of  St.  Patrick.  From  the  prominence 
given  in  the  minutes  to  these  incidents  it  would  appear 
that  this  was  the  commencement  of  a  practice,  since 
so  happily  followed,  of  inviting  the  Presidents  of  each 
of  these  sister  societies  to  be  present  at  the  annual 
banquets  given  by  the  others.  It  may  be  worth  noting 
also  that,  in  the  beginning  of  this  year,  another  addition 
to  the  personnel  of  the  Society's  officers  was  made  by 


the  passing  of  another  amendment  providing  for  the 
election  of  one  or  more  physicians. 

Attempt  to  Aid  Immigrants 

In  1830  a  motion  was  put  forward  by  the  Rev.  Dr. 

Wain wright,  "that  a  committee  be  appointed  to  take 

into  consideration  the  expediency  of  establish- 

1830  ing  in  this  City,  an  English  Emigrant  Office, 
under  the  patronage  of  this  Society,  for  the 

purpose  of  giving  advice  and  assistance  to  persons 
newly  arrived  in  this  country,  and  if  expedient  to  re- 
port a  plan  for  carrying  the  design  into  effect."  This 
having  been  readily  carried,  a  committee  of  five  was 
appointed  to  consider  the  subject,  and  in  June  of  the 
same  year  a  report  was  presented  recommending  the 
establishment  of  such  an  office.  In  January  of  the 
next  year  this  laudable  effort  had  to  be  abandoned 
as  the  committee  found  themselves  unable  to  raise  the 
funds  necessary  for  carrying  out  the  project. 

The  difficulty  of  obtaining  a  quorum  at  the  quarterly 

meetings  appears  to  have  received  the  attention  of  the 

officers  at  this  time,  and  in  1831  a  motion  was 

1831  made  to  amend  the  Constitution  so  as  to  make 
nine  a  quorum,  but  the  proposition  was  nega- 
tived, as  likewise  was  a  motion  of  the  same  date  to 
prevent  the  re-election  of  the  President,  Vice-Presi- 
dents, and  Secretaries.  In  this  same  year  an  effort 
was  made  to  amend  the  clause  in  the  Constitution 
relating  to  the  Secretaries,  by  making  it  read  two 
Secretaries  in  place  of  Secretary  and  Assistant  Secre- 
tary. This  was  not  successful,  but  a  motion  to  reduce 
the  number  of  the  Stewards  from  six  to  four,  made  at 
the  same  meeting,  was  adopted. 


Financial  Worries 

In  January,  1835,  the  Treasurer's  report  showed  a 
debit  balance  of  $264.06  against  the  Charitable  Fund, 
and  a  committee  of  three  was  appointed  to 
devise  means  for  replenishing  that  fund.  At  a  1835 
subsequent  special  meeting  held  in  the  following 
month  the  committee  stated  that,  according  to  the 
terms  of  the  Constitution,  "they  discovered  that  the 
only  constitutional  power  they  possessed  of  enlarging 
the  charitable  or  disposable  fund  consisted  in  obtaining 
new  members,"  and  the  matter  was  then  dropped.  An 
informal  resolution,  however,  was  passed  by  the  meet- 
ing to  the  effect  that  each  member  should  exert  his 
influence  with  those  of  his  acquaintances  who  were 
eligible  to  obtain  their  consent  to  be  proposed  as 
members  of  the  Society  at  their  next  meeting.  Follow- 
ing up  this  idea  a  committee  of  five  was  appointed  at 
a  special  meeting  held  in  March,  1835,  "to  collect  and 
present  at  a  future  meeting  of  the  Society,  the  names 
of  Englishmen,  residents  and  such  others  as  are  eligible 
to  become  members  of  the  Society."  The  task  of  this 
Committee  seems  to  have  been  so  successfully  accom- 
plished that,  at  the  next  regular  meeting  on  April  10th, 
sixteen  new  members  were  proposed  and  afterwards 
elected.  At  a  special  meeting,  held  within  the  next 
week,  a  slight  alteration  was  made  in  the  fifth  Bye-law. 
Under  the  original  form  of  this,  it  had  been  provided 
that  the  expenses  of  the  guests  at  the  annual  dinner 
should  be  borne  by  the  Society.  The  new  amendment 
struck  out  the  words,  "the  charge  of  whom  shall  be 
borne  by  the  Society,"  and  substituted  for  them,  "but 
no  expense  attending  the  dinner  shall  be  chargeable 
to  the  Charitable  or  Permanent  Fund." 


Qualifications  for  Membership 

The  second  article  of  the  Constitution  defining  who 
were  eligible  for  membership  was  likewise  amended  at 
the  same  meeting,  and  made  to  read  as  follows: 

"The  following  persons  may  be  admitted  members 
of  the  Society: 

"1.  A  native  of  England. 

"2.  A  son  of  a  native. 

"3.  A  grandson  of  a  native. 

"4.  British  officers  and  their  sons,  wherever  born. 

"5.  Natives  of  British  Territories  who  may  be  sons  or  grandsons  of  Englishmen. 

The  minutes  of  April  10th,  1835,  state  that  a  com- 
mittee had  been  appointed  "to  prepare  for  the  press 
a  list  of  members  with  the  Constitution  and  Bye-Laws 
of  the  Society,  and  that  500  copies  of  the  same  be 
printed  as  early  as  practicable.  This  duly  appeared  in 
pamphlet  form,  giving  the  articles  of  the  Constitution 
of  the  Society,  revised  to  February  4th,  1836,  and  also 
a  sketch  of  the  origin  and  design  of  the  Society  to- 
gether with  a  list  of  the  members.  A  copy  of  this 
pamphlet  is  preserved  in  the  rooms  of  the  Society  at 
108  Broad  Street  and  is  of  interest  as  being,  in  a  way, 
the  forerunner  of  the  present  volume. 

The  same  minutes  record  that  "the  committee  be 
instructed  to  draw  up  an  address  expressive  of  the 
nature,  wants,  and  claims  of  the  Society,  and  that  a 
copy  thereof  and  of  the  list  of  members  be  transmitted 
to  such  persons  as  may,  by  membership  or  otherwise, 
be  likely  to  promote  the  interests  of  the  Society." 
This  committee,  consisting  of  Joseph  Fowler,  James 
Chesterman,  Charles  Edwards,  Moses  Isaacs,  and  Dr. 
Bartlett,  presented  their  report  at  the  meeting  of  the 


Society,  held  on  January  11th,  1836.  The  following  is 
an  extract: 

"A  scheme  which  has  for  its  object  the  benefit  of 
one's  fellow  creatures  never  fails  to  awaken  in  the  breast 
of  the  philanthropist  a  lively  interest  in  its  favour. 
To  the  humane  and  benevolent,  therefore,  no  apology 
for  the  members  of  the  St.  George's  Society  will  be 
required  for  placing  before  them  some  of  the  charac- 
teristics of  an  institution  which  its  officers  have  reason 
to  believe  has  been  sometimes  misrepresented  and  is 
not  generally  well  understood. 

"Half  a  century  has  elapsed  since  the  formation  of 
this  Society,  and  it  has  been  continued  with  little 
interruption  in  useful,  though  not  extensive  operation 
to  the  present  day.  An  erroneous  idea  has  prevailed, 
and  which  may  not  in  every  instance  have  been  re- 
moved, that  the  funds  of  the  Society  have  been  lavished 
at  the  festive  board.  This  is  not  true.  The  annual 
dinner  is  provided  at  the  expense  of  the  members  who 
partake  of  it,  and  in  some  instances  a  surplus  of  money, 
arising  from  the  subscriptions  to  it,  has  been  trans- 
ferred to  the  Treasury  Box  of  the  Society.  If  some- 
times at  a  meeting  the  social  glass  and  the  national 
song  have  found  a  place,  all  will  agree  that  it  was  in 
good  keeping  with  natural  feeling,  and  few  will  be 
found  to  condemn  the  practice.  For  the  more  ex- 
tensive usefulness  of  the  Society  the  great  want  is,  in 
plain  language — money.  There  are  other  means,  how- 
ever, by  which  great  service  may  be  rendered,  such  as 
seeking  out  proper  objects  and  examining  the  cases 
of  applicants  for  relief,  certificates  of  which  will 
always  be  cheerfully  attended  to  by  any  member 
of  the  Charitable    Committee,    whose    duty    may   be 


thereby  rendered  less  burdensome  and  its  performance 

"The  great  claim  on  the  members,  and  on  those 
who  may,  by  becoming  members,  or  in  any  other  way, 
enjoy  the  privilege  of  doing  good,  is — their  countrymen 
in  distress,  strangers  in  a  strange  land, — and  although 
few  have  it  in  their  power  to  relieve  every  case,  to  the 
credit  of  humanity  be  it  said,  fewer  still  is  the  number 
of  those  who  can  look  on  such  a  scene  with  cold  in- 
difference. It  need  hardly  here  be  stated  that  the 
cases  which  call  for  charitable  aid  are  numerous. 
Those  who,  urged  by  philanthropy,  or  in  the  course  of 
their  duty  as  officers  of  some  charitable  institution, 
have  made  a  winter's  walk  through  the  narrow  streets 
and  by-lanes  of  this  large  city — those  and  those  only 
can  duly  appreciate  the  value  of  a  few  dollars,  or  what 
good  even  a  single  dollar  may  sometimes  effect  in  the 
garret,  the  cellar,  and  the  hovel,  when  properly  dis- 
tributed and  seasonably  applied.  It  is  not  so  much 
the  common  beggar,  whose  home  is  in  every  street  and 
at  everybody's  door,  who  claims  the  attention  of  the 
Charitable  Committee;  it  is  more  frequently  the  silent 
sufferer  who  has  seen  better  days;  assistance  to  whom, 
when  administered  with  delicacy,  comes  nearer  the 
heart  of  both  him  who  gives  and  him  who  receives. 
Benevolence  is  the  avowed  purpose  of  the  Society,  the 
every-day  work  of  the  Charitable  Committee,  and 
may  it  not  shine  forth  once  a  year  through  the  fellow- 
ship of  that  band,  united  for  the  perpetuity  of  the  means 
which  may  keep  the  hands  of  Charity  in  constant 

The  address  concluded  with  an  appeal  to  all  who  were 
charitably  disposed  to  assist  the  Society,   either  by 


becoming  members,  if  eligible,  or  by  subscribing  to  its 
funds;  but  the  success  attending  its  circulation  was 
apparently  limited,  since  at  the  April  quarterly  meeting 
of  the  same  year  the  question  how  to  increase  the 
membership  was  again  considered,  and  a  committee  of 
eighteen  was  appointed  to  promote  this  object.  Also 
at  this  meeting  a  committee  of  five,  to  which  the  Presi- 
dent was  subsequently  added,  was  selected  to  devise 
means  for  increasing  the  Permanent  Fund.  The 
records  fail  to  show  what  success  attended  the  efforts 
of  the  first  named  committee,  but  the  second  would 
seem  to  have  taken  up  the  subject  vigorously,  for  in 
January  of  the  following  year  they  were  able  to  report 
a  substantial  addition  to  the  Permanent  Fund  of  the 

The  Fiftieth  Anniversary 

The  fiftieth  anniversary  of  the  Society  naturally 
filled  the  members  with  enthusiasm  and  made  the 
dinner  of  that  year  one  of  unique  interest.  The  cele- 
bration which  took  place  in  Mr.  W.  Niblo's  saloon, 
afterwards  Niblo's  Theatre,  was  attended  by  nearly  a 
hundred  and  fifty  members  and  their  friends.  The 
occasion,  fraught  with  so  much  importance  in  the 
annals  of  the  Society,  passed  off  with  great  eclat.  The 
stir  it  produced  was  so  widespread  that  The  Albion 
newspaper  actually  devoted  a  whole  page  of  its  news 
in  order  to  give  the  event  due  prominence.  The 
following  quotations  are  taken  from  the  opening  speech 
of  the  President,  Joseph  Fowler,  Esq. 

In  the  first  of  these  he  gives  timely  expression  to 
that  good  taste  and  kindly  feeling  that  have  ever  been 
characteristic  of  the  Society.     "I  hardly  know  how  to 


give  utterance  to  the  sentiments  which  crowd  into  my 
mind,  on  this,  to  the  Sons  of  St.  George,  most  inter- 
esting occasion,  and  I  shall  do  but  justice  to  the  pur- 
poses of  the  assembly,  when  I  say,  that  it  is  not  for 
mere  pageantry — that  it  is  not  with  feelings  of  vanity 
or  ostentation — but  with  hearts  feelingly  open  to  every 
sentiment  of  benevolence  and  patriotism,  that  we  have 
this  day  met  to  commemorate  the  fiftieth  anniversary 
of  our  Society — to  celebrate  our  Jubilee.".  .  . 

"On  an  occasion  so  fitting,  none  will  withhold  the 
tribute  of  affection  due  to  the  founders  of  this  Society — 
to  those  true-born,  warm-hearted  Englishmen  who, 
more  than  half  a  century  ago,  gave  to  this  Institution 
its  starting  impulse — and  who,  to  use  the  expressive 
language  of  a  worthy  member  who  contributed  to  that 
impulse  and  is  yet  with  us,  'formed  a  band  who  should 
delight  in  periodical  meetings,  with  the  view  of  cher- 
ishing social  intercourse  among  themselves  and  devising 
means  for  the  relief  and  happiness  of  others.' ' 

The  Society  and  the  City  Corporation 

In  1837  the  funds  of  the  Society  were  again  quite 
inadequate  to  relieve  the  wants  of  many  applicants. 
A  committee  was  appointed  for  the  purpose  of 
1837  asking  a  donation  from  the  Corporation  of  the 
city  in  order  to  meet  the  serious  calls  made  upon 
the  Society.  This  application  was  presented  in  due 
course  to  the  Board  of  Aldermen,  accompanied  by  a 
petition  signed  by  prominent  members  of  the  Society, 
but  the  Board  declined  to  make  any  contribution. 

Undeterred  by  this  refusal  the  committee  worked 
on,  and  by  means  of  private  subscriptions  from  members 
endeavoured  to  procure  the  needed  funds.    Mr.  James 


Boorman  having  offered  $500  on  condition  that  an 
additional  $1,000  was  secured,  a  special  subscription 
was  set  on  foot  which  resulted  in  the  collection  of  over 
$1,600.  About  $1,200  was  spent  in  the  immediate  relief 
of  170  individuals  and  families,  and  the  balance  was 
placed  to  the  credit  of  the  Charitable  Fund.  The 
Collecting  Committee  appointed  for  this  special  work 
was  then  dissolved  after  receiving  the  cordial  thanks 
of  the  Society  for  its  successful  exertions. 

A  St.  George's  Day  in  New  York 

Under  the  above  heading  a  very  full  account  of  the 
celebrations  of  this  year  was  published  in  The  Albion. 
The  following  remarks  are  taken  from  the  news- 
paper in  question:  1838 

"The  twenty -third  of  April  was  a  proud  day 
for  the  Sons  of  St.  George.  ...  It  was  ushered  in  by 
the  arrival  of  the  noble  Sirius  steaming  the  latest  tidings 
from  their  native  shores.  At  the  earliest  break  of  day 
the  Stewards  of  St.  George's  Festival  repaired  on 
board  this  cunning  and  adventurous  craft,  to  greet  and 
welcome  the  gallant  commander  and  his  crew." 

Later  in  the  day  the  Great  Western  on  its  voyage 
from  Bristol  came  to  anchor  in  the  East  River.  These 
two  arrivals  naturally  created  unusual  excitement,  as 
they  solved  the  problem  of  successfully  navigating  the 
Atlantic  by  steam  power.  There  was  also  a  local 
cause  for  rejoicing,  as  on  this  day  the  banks  of  the 
City  of  New  York  resumed  specie  payment  after  a 
suspension  of  nearly  a  year.  "Under  such  happy 
auspices  did  the  Sons  of  St.  George  assemble  to  cele- 
brate the  fifty-second  anniversary  of  their  benevolent 


The  anniversary  dinner  was  held  at  the  Carlton 
House  at  the  corner  of  Leonard  Street  and  Broadway, 
and  among  the  guests  were  the  commanders  of  the 
Sirius  and  the  Great  Western,  Lieutenant  Roberts,  R.N. 
and  Lieutenant  Hoskin,  R.N.  Among  the  toasts 
drunk  was  one  in  honour  of  this  memorable  event.  It 
was  given  in  these  terms: 

"Success  to  the  two  great  steamship  companies  in 
their  endeavours  to  form  a  more  speedy  communication 
between  Great  Britain  and  the  United  States." 

Act  of  Incorporation 

A  committee,  appointed  to  increase  the  Permanent 
Fund,  put  forward  at  this  time  a  recommendation 
relating  to  the  incorporation  of  the  Society.  This 
matter  was  taken  up  for  discussion  at  a  general  meeting 
and  a  new  committee  of  three  was  chosen  to  carry  the 
plan  into  effect.  This  committee  reported  in  January, 
1840  that,  with  the  kindness  and  assistance  of  friends, 
they  had  been  enabled  to  obtain  the  following  Act  of 
Incorporation,  passed  on  March  23rd,  1838. 

"The  people  of  the  State  of  New  York,  represented  in 
Senate  and  Assembly,  do  enact  as  follows: 

1.  Anthony  Barclay,  Joseph  Fowler,  Charles  Ed- 
wards, Rev.  Manton  Eastburn,  and  such  other  persons 
as  now  or  may  hereafter  become  associated  with  them, 
are  hereby  constituted  a  body  corporate  by  the  name 
of  the  St.  George's  Society  of  New  York. 

2.  The  objects  of  said  Society  are  benevolent  and  to 
afford  relief  to  the  indigent  natives  of  England,  their 
wives  and  children. 

3.  The  corporation  shall  have  power  to  make  by- 
laws, rules  and  regulations  for  the  admission  of  its 


members  and  their  government,  the  election  of  its 
officers  and  their  duty  and  government,  the  expelling 
any  of  its  members  for  not  obeying  its  laws,  and  for 
the  safe  keeping  of  its  property  and  funds. 

4.  The  said  corporation  may  purchase  and  hold  real 
and  personal  estate,  but  the  annual  income  of  the  said 
real  and  personal  estate  which  the  said  corporation 
may  at  any  one  time  hold  shall  not  exceed  five  thousand 

5.  The  said  corporation  shall  possess  the  general 
powers  and  be  subjected  to  the  general  restrictions  and 
liabilities  presented  in  the  third  title  of  the  eighteenth 
chapter  of  the  first  part  of  the  revised  Statutes." 

The  committee  having  been  advised  that  a  resolution 
had  better  appear  on  the  minutes  of  the  Society  at 
some  general  meeting  showing  that  this  Act  was  ac- 
cepted and  recognized,  the  following  resolution  was 
accordingly  prepared  and  adopted: 

"This  Society  having  been  incorporated  under  its 
present  style  by  an  act  of  the  Legislature  of  the  State 
of  New  York  on  the  twenty-third  day  of  March, 
eighteen  hundred  and  thirty-eight. 

Resolved:  That  such  Act  be  accepted  and  recog- 
nition revert  back  to  the  time  when  the  said  Act 
became  a  law,  and  so  as  to  cover  all  the  proceedings 
from  that  period,  and  all  future  proceedings  of  the 
Society,  and  be  binding  on  all  its  then  and  present 
and  future  members." 

A  Great  Charity  Concert 

The  funds  available  for  distribution  would  seem  at 
this  period  to  have  been  unusually  low.  A  motion 
was  laid  before  a  meeting  in  October,  1838,  to  make 


arrangements    for    giving    a   Charity    Ball    but    this 

was  dropped  and  a  concert   recommended 

1839-40     instead.      This    took    place    in    the     City 

Hotel   on   February   5,    1839,    and    yielded 

nearly  two  hundred  and  fifty  dollars. 

The  efforts  to  obtain  outside  help  were  afterwards 
repeated,  and  on  December  23,  1840,  another  concert, 
on  a  much  more  ambitious  scale,  was  given  at  the 
National  Opera  House.  The  advent  of  this  concert 
was  proclaimed  in  the  advertisements  of  The  Albion  in 
the  following  glowing  terms: 

"On  this  occasion  the  stage  will  present  a  coup  d'oeil 
of  a  most  imposing  description  and  which  for  arrange- 
ments and  adaptation  for  the  purpose  will  be  without 
a  parallel  in  the  United  States."  Another  statement, 
taken  from  the  same  source,  will  strike  the  present 
day  reader  as  somewhat  novel:  "The  greatest  care 
has  been  taken  to  obviate  the  scruples  of  those  who 
from  conscientious  motives  do  not  generally  visit  a 

The  success  of  this  concert  was  largely  due  to  the 
eminence  of  the  artists  who  volunteered  their  services, 
amongst  them  being  the  veteran  Braham  who  sang, 
"The  Death  of  Nelson"  and  "The  Bay  of  Biscay." 
From  a  financial  point  of  view  the  concert  also  came 
up  to  the  most  sanguine  expectations  and  the  sum  of 
$1,300  was  handed  over  to  the  Society  after  all  expenses 
had  been  paid.  The  Albion  in  concluding  its  descrip- 
tion of  the  evening,  remarked  that,  "If  ever  there  was 
a  doubt  as  to  the  stability  of  the  building,  Wednes- 
day evening  must  have  dispelled  it,  as  it  was  a 
perfect  cram  wheresoever  a  human  being  could  be 


Diploma  of  Membership 

The  membership  of  the  St.  George's  Society  has 
always  been  esteemed  a  worthy  honour  and  this  feeling 
was  evinced  by  the  fact  that  at  a  meeting  on  October 
18th,  1840,  a  committee  was  appointed  to  draft  a  form 
of  membership  to  be  issued  to  members.  A  design  was 
prepared  by  Messrs.  Rawdon,  Wright  and  Hatch,  en- 
gravers, and  this  was  accepted  as  suitable  and  ordered 
to  be  printed.  The  form  and  wording  of  this  diploma 
are  not  given,  nor  is  there  any  indication  appearing  in 
the  minutes  of  what  they  consisted.  It  is  probable, 
however,  that  this  diploma  was  the  same  as  the  Certifi- 
cate of  Membership  still  in  use,  a  copy  of  which  will 
be  found  further  on  in  this  volume. 

Birth  of  Prince  of  Wales 

The  birth  of  the  Prince  of  Wales,  in  1841,  called 
forth  a  motion  to  give  a  ball  in  honour  of  the  event, 
and  a  committee  was  appointed  to  make  the 
necessary  arrangements.  No  record  of  the  sue-  1841 
cess  attending  the  ball  is  given,  except  in  a 
paragraph  in  the  annual  report  of  the  Charitable  Com- 
mittee where  it  is  stated  that  the  sum  of  $700  was 
realized  from  the  ball. 

Office  of  Almoner 

Until  the  year  1842  the  work  of  inquiring  into  the 
merits  of  the  numerous  applicants  for  relief  rested 
entirely  with  the  individual  members  of  the 
Charitable  Committee.  At  the  January  meet-  1842 
ing  of  that  year,  however,  a  motion  was  brought 
forward,  "That  the  President  ex-officio  shall  be  a  mem- 
ber of  the  Charitable  Committee  in  addition  to  the 


number  of  which  the  Committee  at  present  consists, 
and  that  he  shall  have  the  same  power  to  dispense 
money  in  charity,  as  is  now  allowed  by  the  rules  to 
members  of  the  Charitable  Committee.  And  that  in 
addition  such  committee  shall  be  empowered  to  appoint 
a  trusty  person  to  visit  and  report  to  them  who  are 
and  who  are  not  proper  objects  for  the  relief  of  the 
Society,  and  to  remunerate  the  said  person  for  his 
trouble  in  making  such  report."  This  was  adopted  at 
the  next  meeting  and  was  the  initial  step  in  the  pro- 
curing of  a  salaried  Almoner,  an  office  which,  with 
one  temporary  interruption,  has  since  been  con- 
tinued with  marked  advantage  to  the  interests  of  the 

In    1844    an   unfortunate   episode   occurred   in   the 

abrupt  withdrawal  of  the  President  of  this  Society 

from  a  dinner  given  by  the  Friendly  Sons  of  St. 

1844  Patrick.     From  the  prominence  attached  to  it 
in  the  minutes,  the  incident  would  seem  to  have 

produced  considerable  feeling  and  excitement  at  the 
time.  The  cause  of  the  President's  withdrawal  was  in 
reference  to  the  question  of  making  the  "Repeal  of  the 
Union,"  one  of  the  toasts  which  he  would  have  had  to 
honour  in  his  official  capacity  if  he  had  remained  in 
the  banquet-room. 

Queen  Victoria's  Portrait 

In  the  beginning  of  this  year  a  committee  was  given 

full  power  to  obtain  for  the  Society,  a  portrait  of  Her 

Majesty,  Queen  Victoria,  and  they  were  also 

1845  authorized  to  raise  by  subscription  the  funds 
needed  to  secure  it.     An  attempt  was  made  to 

get  Mr.  Partridge  to  copy  his  celebrated  portrait  of  the 


Queen,  but  the  price  asked  was  more  than  the  com- 
mittee felt  warranted  in  spending.  Negotiations  were 
then  entered  into  with  Mr.  Carden,  Her  Majesty's  own 
artist,  to  execute  a  replica  of  Winterhalter's  portrait 
in  Windsor  Castle.  The  outcome  of  this  was  that  the 
picture  was  obtained  and  presented  by  the  Committee 
to  the  Society  at  a  special  meeting  held  on  St.  George's 
Day  in  1852.  From  that  time  until  the  death  of  the 
Queen  in  1901,  it  was  displayed  at  every  banquet  of 
the  Society.  It  was  then  lent  to  the  Hamilton  Hotel 
Company  in  Bermuda,  on  the  condition  that  they 
would  display  it  in  a  suitable  manner. 

On  April  2nd,  1846,  a  special  meeting  was  called  for 
the  purpose  of  taking  into  consideration  the  pro- 
priety of  consolidating  the  British  Protective 
Emigrant  Society  with  the  St.  George's  Society.  1846 
The  Committee  which  was  appointed  to  consider 
this  presented  a  report  advising  against  the  proposed 
amalgamation,  and  the  subject  was  dropped. 

St.  George's  day  in  1847  was  celebrated  in  very 
prosaic  form  by  the  Society.  At  the  previous  meeting 
the  Society  had  agreed  to  dispense  with  the 
dinner  in  consequence  of  the  distressed  condition  1847 
of  Ireland  and  other  parts  of  Europe,  but  Mr. 
Thomas  Warren  pointed  out  that;  "The  repugnance  of 
the  members  of  the  Society  generally  to  the  postpone- 
ment of  the  dinner  is  apparent  from  the  fact,  that,  on 
this  day,  there  are  to  be  no  less  than  four  different 
dinners  of  the  members  at  various  places,  without  the 
union,  conviviality,  sanction,  or  respectability  of  an 
ordinary  public  dinner  of  the  Saint  George's  Society." 
Considerable  dissatisfaction  seems  to  have  been  caused 
by  "the  lack  of  courtesy  evinced  by  the  Society  in  not 


earlier  notifying  the  Stewards  of  an  intention  to  forego 
the  annual  anniversary."  This  rather  militant  resolu- 
tion was  eventually  dropped  and  another  one  of  a 
conciliatory  nature  carried.  In  it  the  Society  assured 
the  Stewards  that  the  omission  of  the  festivities  "origin- 
ated only  in  honest  motives,"  and  it  was  further  hoped 
that  "the  Stewards  will  so  regard  the  action  of  the 
preceding  meeting,  under  the  circumstances  in  which 
the  Society  was  placed,  to  have  been  admissible  as  a 
matter  of  necessity  rather  than  of  choice."  At  the 
same  meeting  there  was  a  general  feeling  that  extra 
subscriptions  should  be  asked  for  in  aid  of  the  Benevo- 
lent Fund,  and  a  committee  of  seven  was  appointed 
for  the  purpose  of  carrying  this  out.  Their  efforts  met 
with  very  little  success  and,  at  a  subsequent  meeting, 
they  declared  that  it  was  with  deep  and  lasting  regret 
that  they  were  "obliged  to  report  that  the  very  small 
sum  of  $186  is  all  that  has  been  received."  Such  a 
paltry  sum  being  totally  insufficient  to  meet  the  im- 
mediate needs  of  the  Society,  a  new  committee  of 
seven  was  selected  to  make  a  more  extended  effort  to 
fill  the  empty  coffers,  but  the  records  fail  to  show  what 
success  was  the  outcome  of  this.  At  any  rate  the  end 
of  the  year  found  things  looking  very  black  from  a 
financial  point  of  view.  The  President  stated  at  the 
December  meeting  that  they  had  an  exhausted  Treas- 
ury and  that  the  Charitable  Committee  had  communi- 
cated to  him,  "the  painful  fact  that  they  were  not  only 
without  funds  wherewith  to  relieve  the  many  pressing 
applications  which  are  made  to  them  at  the  present 
inclement  season  of  the  year,  but  that  the  Society's 
account  with  the  Treasurer  had  been  already  over- 
drawn to  a  considerable  amount." 


The  funds  of  the  Society  continuing  to  be  insufficient, 
unusual  efforts  were  made  to  increase  them,  and  in 
April,  1848,  advantage  was  taken  of  the  anni- 
versary to  hold  a  special  service  at  Trinity  1848 
Church  at  which,  after  an  address  suitable  to 
the  occasion,  delivered  by  the  Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright,  a 
collection  was  made  which  amounted  to  $111.60.  The 
sum  thus  realized  was  handed  over  to  the  Charitable 
Fund.  The  practice,  then  for  the  first  time  started, 
of  attending  divine  service  at  Trinity  Church  was 
followed  for  several  years  afterwards,  but  was  dropped 
as  a  regular  custom  in  1853.  Since  then,  however, 
attendance  at  Trinity  Church  has  always  been  re- 
garded by  the  Society  as  a  seemly  duty  upon  special 

Another  special  committee,  appointed  at  the  quar- 
terly meeting  held  April  10th,  1848,  "to  consider  and 
report  upon  the  best  mode  to  make  known  to  British 
subjects  resident  in  New  York,  the  object  and  design 
of  St.  George's  Society,  and  to  obtain  an  accession  of 
members,"  resulted  in  a  lengthy  report  being  presented 
at  the  next  meeting  on  April  17th.  This  contained  a 
number  of  recommendations  for  the  more  prompt  col- 
lection of  the  dues  from  the  members  and  a  more 
economical  distribution  of  the  funds.  On  a  motion, 
dealing  with  this  report,  it  was  resolved:  "That  a 
Finance  Committee  be  forthwith  appointed,  whose 
duty  it  shall  be  to  superintend  the  investment  of  the 
Society's  funds  accumulating  from  time  to  time,  inclu- 
sive of  the  sum  now  in  the  Treasurer's  hands,  and 
whose  duty  it  shall  be  to  collect  the  arrears  due  from 
members  in  a  prompt  and  effective  manner."  The 
decision  was  also  arrived  at,  that  the  office  of  Almoner 


should  be  abolished  and  notice  was  given  to  amend 
the  Constitution  so  as  to  provide  that  in  the  future  all 
subscriptions  and  donations  should  be  added  to  the 
Permanent  Fund,  and  that  the  Committee  of  Charity 
should  be  empowered  to  spend  only  the  interest  that 
accrued  from  any  such  fund. 

The  final  form  of  the  resolution  runs  as  follows: 
"All  subscriptions  and  donations  are  to  be  added  to 
the  Permanent  Stock  of  the  Institution,  and  the  Com- 
mittee of  Charity  are  authorized  to  expend  only  a  sum 
equal  to  the  interest  derived  from  said  fund;  nor  shall 
the  Treasurer  advance  any  sums  to  be  disposed  of  in 
charity  beyond  the  actual  means  derived  from  said 
interest."  This  resolution,  however,  was  subsequently 
rescinded  by  a  unanimous  vote  at  the  quarterly  meeting 
held  January  10th,  1849. 

Union    with    the    British    Protective    Emigrant 

At  the  meeting  held  May  4,  1848,  a  proposal  for 
uniting  the  British  Protective  Emigrant  Society  with 
the  St.  George's  Society  was  brought  forward  for  con- 
sideration. The  amalgamation  of  the  two  societies 
was  advocated  by  the  Committee  appointed  to  discuss 
the  matter  and  the  following  Articles  agreed  to: 

1.  "That  the  above  named  Societies  be  united. 

2.  That  the  functions  of  the  British  Protective 
Emigrant  Society  be  hereafter  managed  by  a 
committee  of  twelve,  and  be  designated  the 
British  Protective  Emigrant  Committee,  with 
power  to  form  rules  and  regulations  for  carrying 
out  the  objects  for  which  the  B.  P.  E.  Society 
was  established. 


3.  That  the  above  committee  shall  consist  one  half 
members  of  St.  George's  Society  and  the  other 
half  members  of  the  B.  P.  E.  Society  at  the  date 
of  its  union  with  St.  George's,  or  of  persons  in 
future  subscribing  not  less  than  five  dollars  per 
annum  for  the  purpose  of  said  British  Protective 
Emigrant  Committee,  although  not  members  of 
St.  George's  Society  nor  eligible  to  be  elected 
thereto.  Said  committee  shall  be  elected  at  the 
annual  meeting  of  St.  George's  Society  held  for  the 
election  of  its  officers. 

4.  Future  subscriptions  and  donations  to  the  British 
Protective  Emigrant  Committee  shall  be  paid  to 
the  Treasurer  of  the  St.  George's  Society. 

5.  There  shall  be  provided  from  the  funds  of  the 
St.  George's  Society  a  sufficient  sum  annually 
for  the  maintenance  of  the  objects  of  the  said 
B.  P.  E.  Committee,  which  sum  shall  be  equal  to 
the  usual  and  average  sum  heretofore  expended  by 
the  B.  P.  E.  Society  for  that  purpose,  should  that 
amount  be  deemed  necessary  by  said  committee." 

Fanny  Kemble 
The  friendly  union  between  the  two  Societies  was 
fitly  celebrated  by  a  concert  in  January,  1849.     This 
was  highly  successful,  realizing  over  $1,100,  one 
half  of  which  went  to  the  funds  of  each  society.     1849 
Another  concert,  given  during  the  last  month 
of  the  year,  was  rendered  memorable  by  the  fact  that 
Mrs.  Fanny  Kemble,  the  great  English  actress,  gave  a 
display  of  her  talent  to  an  enthusiastic  and  entranced 
audience.     The  committee  in  their  report  said  that 
they  had  "much  satisfaction  in  stating  the  result  had 


far  exceeded  their  most  sanguine  expectations,  attri- 
butable in  a  great  measure  to  the  attraction  held  out, 
by  the  announcement  of  our  distinguished  country- 
woman, Mrs.  F.  A.  Kemble,  she  having  volunteered 
her  valuable  services."  In  response  to  the  recom- 
mendation of  the  concert  committee  that  some  suitable 
testimonial  be  given  to  the  famous  actress,  the  General 
Committee  by  a  unanimous  vote  resolved  to  ask  an 
appropriation  from  the  Society's  funds,  not  to  exceed 
Fifty  Dollars,  to  procure  the  emblem  of  this  Society, 
struck  off  in  gold,  with  a  suitable  inscription  on  the 
same."  This  token  of  their  appreciation  was  shortly 
afterwards  presented  to  Mrs.  Kemble  along  with  a 
special  vote  of  thanks  from  the  Society. 

"The  Committee  appointed  to  present  the  Gold 
Emblem  of  St.  George's  Society  to  Mrs.  Fanny  Kemble 
reported  verbally,  stating  that  they  had  presented  the 
Gold  Emblem  to  Mrs.  F.  Kemble,  who  expressed  her 
grateful  sense  of  the  honour,  and  kindness  the  Society 
had  done  her."  The  concert  was  so  successful  in  every 
respect  that  its  proceeds  placed  the  finances  of  the 
Society  once  more  upon  a  sound  and  solid  basis. 

In  1851  an  effort  was  made,  by  petition  to  the  Legis- 
lature, to  place  the  Society  on  the  same  footing  as  the 
other  National  Charitable  Societies  of  the  city, 
1851  by  adding  the  President  of  the  Society  to  the 
list  of  Commissioners  of  Immigration.  This 
attempt  to  strengthen  the  status  of  the  Society  failed 
however,  because  the  Committee,  to  whom  the  petition 
was  referred,  reported  against  its  adoption. 

The  chief  guests  of  honour  at  this  year's  banquet 
were  Sir  Henry  Bulwer,  the  British  Ambassador  at 
Washington,  and  Mr.  Lytton,  afterwards  Lord  Lytton, 


then  Charge  d' Affaires  for  Sweden.  In  his  speech  in 
reply  to  the  toast  of  H.  B.  Majesty's  representatives 
in  this  country,  Sir  Henry  Bulwer  alluded  to  a  pre- 
tended dispatch  from  himself  to  the  Secretary  of 
State,  published  by  a  paper  called  the  Boston  American 
Celt.  He  repudiated  the  whole  affair  and  characterized 
the  publication  jokingly  as  a  forgery.  This  reference 
to  the  Celt  resulted  in  a  condemnatory  attack  upon  the 
ambassador  by  another  paper  called  the  Irish  American. 
A  letter  from  Sir.  Henry  Bulwer  was  sent  to  the  Presi- 
dent of  the  Friendly  Sons  of  St.  Patrick.  In  this  letter 
Sir  Henry  strongly  objected  to  the  assumption  that 
his  remarks  had  been  intended  to  show  disrespect  to 
the  Celtic  race. 

During  the  same  year  the  Rev.  Jonathan  Wain- 
wright,  the  Chaplain  of  the  Society,  was  elevated  to 
the  Episcopacy  as  Provisional  Bishop  of  the  Diocese  of 
New  York  and  a  committee  was  appointed  to  wait  upon 
him  for  the  purpose  of  offering  their  congratulations. 

Grinnell  Expedition 

In  the  minutes  of  October  10th,  1851,  mention  is 
made  of  the  prominent  part  played  by  the  St.  George's 
Society  in  honouring  the  officers  and  men  of  the  Grinnell 
Arctic  Expedition.  It  was  carried  unanimously ,  "That 
such  members  of  this  Society  or  other  persons  who 
propose  to  give  a  dinner  to  Henry  Grinnell,  Esq.,  of 
this  City,  the  liberal  and  humane  author  of  the  late 
Arctic  Expedition  of  the  brigs  Advance  and  Rescue  in 
pursuit  of  our  enterprising  and  missing  countrymen, 
Sir  John  Franklin  and  his  Associates  and  to  the  officers 
commanding  and  attached  to  those  vessels,  be  allowed 
to  use  the  Title  of  this  Society  in  their  Cards  of  In  vita- 


tion,  and  Notes  and  Notices  in  reference  to  the  Dinner, 
without  however,  compromising  the  Society  or  any  of 
its  Members,  except  Subscribers,  in  the  charges  in- 
curred." The  fund  for  presenting  each  of  the  officers 
and  men  of  the  relief  expedition  with  a  silver  medal, 
and  a  gratuity  to  each  of  the  latter  of  a  five  dollar  piece, 
was  so  liberally  supported  by  the  members  of  the 
Society  that  a  substantial  surplus  was  declared,  and  the 
greater  part  of  it  was  handed  over  for  the  benefit  of 
the  Society's  funds. 

Louis  Kossuth 

Before  the  year  was  ended,  the  Society  had  again 
occasion  to  show  the  breadth  of  its  interests,  by  their 
presentation  of  a  characteristic  address  to  Louis  Kos- 
suth, the  Hungarian  patriot,  on  his  arrival  in  this 
country.  This  address,  was  delivered  to  the  distin- 
guished visitor  by  the  President,  Dr.  Beales. 

The  alliance  between  the  St.  George's  Society  and 
the  British  Protective  Emigrant  Society  held  good  for 
only  a  few  years  and  in  1853  the  connection 
1853  between  the  two  was  terminated.  On  October 
10th,  a  motion  was  made  for  the  appointment 
of  a  committee  to  confer  with  the  Protective  Board  of 
the  Emigrant  Society.  A  report  was  brought  in  during 
the  following  year,  and  the  Committee's  recommenda- 
tion to  dissolve  the  union  was  accepted  and,  at  the 
next  meeting,  formally  adopted.  At  the  same  time, 
a  motion  to  amend  the  Constitution  so  as  to  give  power 
to  the  Charitable  Committee  to  act  as  an  Emigrant 
Committee,  by  way  of  giving  advice  to  and  assisting 
emigrants  in  obtaining  situations,  was  passed  unani- 


During  this  year  the  Society  was  also  a  joint 
recipient  of  a  handsome  gift  made  by  William  Miles, 
Esq.,  the  President  of  St.  David's  Society.  This  con- 
sisted of  eight  lots  in  the  Cypress  Hills  Cemetery. 
At  the  wish  of  the  donor  this  ground  was  divided  into 
four  equal  parts  and  specially  reserved  for  the  burial 
of  the  pauper  dead  of  the  four  British  societies,  St. 
George's,  St.  Andrew's,  St.  David's  and  the  Friendly 
Sons  of  St.  Patrick. 

Since  1848  the  Society  had  been  without  the  services 
of  an  Almoner  but  the  subject  was  again  brought  up 
for  consideration  at  the  April  meeting  in  1854. 
The    result   of    the    discussion   was   that    the     1854 
previous  resolution  was  rescinded  and  the  office 
of  Almoner  again  restored. 

Emigration  Discouraged 

The  low  state  of  the  funds  in  the  hands  of  the  Society 
in  1855  was  again  the  subject  of  much  concern.  At 
the  January  meeting  it  was  stated  that  the 
sum  at  the  credit  of  the  Charitable  Fund  was  1855 
only  a  little  over  a  hundred  dollars.  As  the 
demands  upon  the  society  had  been  growing  largely, 
a  special  appeal  was  made  to  the  members  through  a 
committee  appointed  for  that  purpose.  So  generous 
was  the  response  that  over  two  thousand  dollars  were 
collected  and  handed  over  to  the  Treasurer.  This 
Committee  recommended  in  addition  that  the  follow- 
ing resolution  should  be  adopted  and  made  known,  as 
widely  as  possible,  among  their  fellow-countrymen  in 

"That  the  St.   George's  Society  of  New  York,  in 
view  of  the  large  number  of  mechanics  and  labourers 


now  out  of  employ,  most  of  whom  are  in  a  suffering 
condition,  do  strongly  recommend  those  of  their 
countrymen  intending  to  emigrate  to  the  United 
States  to  remain  at  home  until  a  change  for  the  better 
shall  take  place."  A  special  committee,  appointed  to 
consider  the  above  recommendation,  came  to  the  con- 
clusion that,  "it  was  inexpedient  to  take  any  further 
action  at  the  time,  since  they  found  on  inquiry  that 
while  there  had  been  and  was  much  suffering  among 
the  poorer  classes  of  emigrants,  yet  that  for  good 
mechanics  there  was  more  employment  to  be  had  than 
was  sought  for,  and  that  brighter  prospects  appeared 
in  the  future." 

Thackeray's  Farewell 

In  this  year  the  Society  had  the  extreme  good  fortune 
to  secure  the  aid  of  Thackeray  as  a  lecturer  for  the 
benefit  of  their  Charitable  Fund.  The  President  had 
been  empowered  to  wait  upon  the  great  novelist,  as 
soon  as  his  arrival  in  New  York  had  been  announced, 
but  he  was  informed  that  Mr.  Thackeray  could  not 
give  his  services  to  the  Society  for  the  reason  that  prior 
engagements  occupied  his  time  to  the  full. 

The  friendly  aid  of  the  Mercantile  Library  Associa- 
tion, however,  having  been  obtained,  the  lecturer  was 
induced  to  deliver  a  lecture  for  the  joint  benefit  of  the 
St.  George's  Charitable  Fund,  and  the  Norfolk  Orphans. 
The  Metropolitan  Theatre  was  secured  and  the  lecture 
on  the  appropriate  subject  of  "Charity  and  Humour," 
delivered  there  on  the  1st  December.  The  net  pro- 
ceeds amounted  to  $566  one  half  of  which  was  handed 
over  to  the  Treasurer  of  the  Society  by  the  Mercantile 
Library  Association. 


As  Thackeray's  name  is  undoubtedly  the  most 
famous  one  that  has  been  actively  connected  with  this 
Society,  his  generous  readiness  to  help  its  funds  has 
made  the  date  of  the  delivery  of  his  lecture  a  red-letter 
day  in  the  annals  of  St.  George's  Society.  Under  the 
heading  of  "Thackeray's  Farewell,"  the  New  York 
Daily  Times  of  December  3rd,  1855,  gave  the  following 
interesting  details: 

"Mr.  Thackeray  on  Saturday  delivered  his  lecture 
on  'Charity  and  Humour'  at  the  Metropolitan  Theatre 
for  the  benefit  of  the  charitable  fund  of  the  St.  George's 
Society.  William  Young,  Esq.,  President  of  the  St. 
George's,  occupied  a  seat  on  the  platform  and  was 
supported  by  the  members  of  the  Society,  each  wearing 
the  cross  at  his  buttonhole.  Mr.  Thackeray  was  intro- 
duced by  the  President  of  the  Mercantile  Library 
Association  and  then  proceeded  to  rivet  the  fetters  of 
his  audience  for  upwards  of  an  hour  and  a  quarter; 
reading  comical  things,  touching  quiet  veins  of  humour, 
and  producing  extracts  from  volumes  of  the  sayings 
of  Mr.  Punch,  which  told  all  the  better  for  the  ex- 
quisite elocution  of  the  reader.  ...  In  concluding  his 
genial  communion  with  a  company  that  was  neither 
all  Yankee  nor  yet  all  English,  but  apparently  a  mixture 
of  all  the  races  that  find  representatives  in  New  York, 
Mr.  Thackeray  took  occasion  to  express  his  gratifica- 
tion at  the  fact  that  the  last  meeting  he  should  have 
the  opportunity  of  enjoying  with  his  American  brethren 
in  New  York  should  have  been  an  occasion  on  which 
an  American  and  an  English  society  was  in  the  ques- 
tion. As  an  Englishman,  and  speaking  for  St.  George's 
members  as  Englishmen,  he  was  sure  that  it  was  a 
pleasure  to  all  of  them.     And  so  he  made  his  bow 


and  retired — and  that  is  the  last  of  Mr.  Pendennis." 
In  a  sense  the  last  words  of  the  newspaper  were  destined 
to  be  prophetic,  for  Thackeray  was  never  in  America 

For  the  benefit  of  readers  who  care  for  these  things; 
it  may  be  mentioned  that  the  lecture,  which,  apart 
from  its  great  author,  should  still  retain  its  interest 
for  the  members  of  this  Society,  will  be  found  in  Volume 
XXV  of  the  Standard  edition  of  Thackeray's  works 
published  in  1883-5. 

Motto  of  the  Society 

At  the  quarterly  meeting  held  on  April  10th,  1857, 
notice  was  given  of  a  motion  asking  for  a  committee 
to  consider  the  propriety  of  changing  the  motto 
1857  of  the  Society.  In  the  following  October  this 
committee  reported  that  they  had  come  to  the 
conclusion  that  the  motto,  "Let  Mercy  be  our  Boast 
and  Shame  our  only  Fear,"  was  inappropriate  to  the 
objects  of  the  Society.  In  recommending  its  abolition 
they  suggested  in  its  stead  that  either  of  the  following 
should  be  substituted:  "Ubique  patriam  reminisci"  or 
"For  England's  sake  we  succour  England's  sons." 
When  the  matter  was  discussed  at  the  January  meeting 
of  the  next  year  however,  it  was  decided  to  keep  the 
original  motto  of  the  society.  The  general  feeling  of 
the  meeting  appears  to  have  been  that  it  was  inadvis- 
able to  adopt  any  change  whatever,  and,  since  then, 
the  motto  has  stoutly  weathered  the  storm  and  stress 
of  more  than  another  half  century. 

On  St.  George's  day  of  this  year,  there  was  a  specially 
large  attendance  of  members  at  the  dinner  which 
was     held     at    Delmonico's,    Chambers     Street    and 


Broadway,  the  Vice-President,  Henry  Eyre,  Esq., 
being  in  the  chair.  The  most  distinguished  of 
the  guests  on  that  occasion  was  Lord  Napier,  the 
British  Ambassador  to  Washington.  In  response  to 
the  usual  toast  of  Her  Majesty's  Representatives,  his 
lordship  made  his  first  public  address  in  this  country. 
This  was  followed  with  the  most  eager  attention,  as 
there  were  at  that  time  some  important  diplomatic 
differences  between  the  two  governments.  The  speech 
was  couched  in  the  most  conciliatory  terms,  and  con- 
veyed the  impression  that  there  was  an  earnest  desire 
on  the  part  of  England  that  the  most  friendly  relations 
should  subsist  between  the  two  countries.  Lord 
Napier's  summing  up  of  the  matter  was  given  in  a 
happy  and  apposite  reference.  "Gentlemen"  he  said, 
"the  only  entangling  alliance  which  I  shall  venture  to 
recommend  to  your  adoption  is  the  submarine  cable 
between  this  country  and  England."  The  Ambassa- 
dor's stirring  address  was  ended  by  a  declaration  of  his 
personal  wish  to  cement  good  feeling  between  the  two 
nations:  "Finally,  gentlemen,  I  have  received  these 
sentiments  as  a  faithful  trust  from  the  hands  of  my 
Sovereign,  and  I  will  not  lay  up  this  profitable  talent 
in  a  diplomatic  napkin." 

Miss  Cushman's  Offer 

In  November  a  special  meeting  was  summoned  to 
consider  the  propriety  of  accepting  an  offer  made  by 
Miss  Charlotte  Cushman,  the  great  American  trage- 
dienne, to  give  a  dramatic  entertainment  for  the  benefit 
of  the  Charitable  Fund.  It  was  mentioned  also  that 
Mr.  Charles  Matthews,  the  actor,  had  also  volunteered 
his  services.     The  motion  was  readily  carried  that  the 


offer  of  these  eminent  players  should  be  thankfully 
accepted.  Most  unfortunately  this  plan  was  unsuc- 
cessful for  the  committee  at  the  next  meeting  reported 
that  they  had  failed  to  arrange  matters  and  conse- 
quently had  abandoned  the  proposed  entertainment. 

The  President  had  already  complained  of  the  "great 
lukewarmness  on  the  part  of  the  majority  in  the  affairs 
of  the  Society"  and  he  had  even  gone  so  far  as  to 
declare  that  "unless  this  state  of  things  was  remedied, 
and  he  was  efficiently  sustained,  he  should  decline  to 
serve  the  Society  further  in  an  official  capacity."  With 
such  a  feeling  as  this  apparently  abroad  among  the 
members,  it  is  not  difficult  to  see  why  on  this  occasion 
they  missed  the  services  which  the  talented  Miss 
Cushman  had  generously  placed  at  their  disposal. 

Mrs.  Kemble's  Famous  Reading 

In  1858,  however,  the  Society  seems  to  have  been 
animated   with   a   different   spirit,   for  they   made   a 

special  effort  to  secure  once  more  the  services 
1858     of  Mrs.  Fanny  Kemble.    The  President's  letter 

to  Mrs.  Kemble  brought  a  most  gracious  reply 
in  which  she  placed  herself  at  the  disposal  of  the 
Charitable  Committee.  The  great  actress  gave  her 
world-famous  reading  of  Hamlet,  and  the  "Kemble" 
Committee  informed  the  meeting  of  April  10th,  1858, 
that  they  were  in  the  happy  position  of  being  able 
to  add  nearly  $800  to  the  Charitable  Funds.  The 
Society's  gratitude  was  admirably  embodied  in  a 
letter  of  thanks,  which  the  President  sent  to  Mrs. 
Kemble.  Mrs.  Kemble's  kindly  help  was  a  most 
happy  augury  and  the  anniversary  day  of  St. 
George's      was     celebrated      with    more     than     the 


customary  enthusiasm.  The  principal  feature  of  the 
celebration  was  the  revival  of  the  special  religious 
service  at  St.  Thomas's  Church.  At  this  service  a  large 
congregation,  including  Lord  Napier  and  the  families 
of  many  of  the  members  of  society,  was  present. 
The  sermon,  preached  by  Dr.  Morgan,  the  Rector, 
contained  many  happy  allusions  to  the  favoured  con- 
dition of  the  motherland,  blessed  in  her  Queen,  her 
warriors  dead  and  alive,  and  her  children  scattered  far 
and  wide  over  the  whole  world. 

The  dinner,  which  followed,  took  place  at  the  Metro- 
politan Hotel  and  was  attended  by  one  hundred  and 
twenty-five  members  and  many  guests,  among  the 
latter  being  Lord  Napier,  British  Minister  to  the  United 
States,  Mr.  Odo  Russell,  First  Attache,  Baron  Von 
Gerolt,  Prussian  Minister,  Mr.  Pearly,  British  Com- 
missioner of  Fisheries,  and  the  Presidents  of  the  sister 
societies.  The  chair  was  filled  by  Dr.  Beales,  the 
President,  who  was  supported  on  his  right  by  Lord 
Napier  and  on  his  left  by  the  Prussian  Minister. 
Above  the  Chairman's  seat  was  hung  the  British  flag, 
at  each  side  of  which  were  draped  the  flags  of  Prussia 
and  the  United  States.  Later  in  the  evening  Lady 
Napier  and  a  number  of  other  ladies,  graced  the 
company  with  their  presence  and  occupied  seats  at  the 
upper  end  immediately  beneath  the  recently  acquired 
copy  of  Winterhalter's  painting  of  Queen  Victoria  in 
her  royal  robes. 

The  Days  of  the  Mutiny 

The  occasion  was  deemed  so  important  at  the  time 
and  was  attended  with  so  much  eclat  that  a  brief 
extract  from  one  of  the  leading  speeches  may  be  per- 


mitted  here.  The  President  in  his  remarks  alluded 
feelingly  to  the  time  of  stress  and  strain  through  which 
England  was  just  then  passing:  "But  a  short  year 
since,  England  was  struck  with  horror,  I  will  not  say 
with  terror,  at  the  dreadful  news  from  India,  which 
told  us  of  the  massacre  of  our  brave  countrymen  and 
of  the  horrible  and  unimaginable  atrocities  that  Eng- 
land's daughters  had  never  before  suffered  from  a  foe 
since  the  dawn  of  history.  England's  enemies  shouted 
with  joy  and  gloried  in  anticipation  of  her  downfall. 
I  am  proud  and  happy  to  say  that  in  this  country 
among  intelligent  men  and  among  all  good  minded 
Americans  that  sentiment  was  repudiated.  I  say  it  is 
a  glory  to  Americans  that  on  this  occasion  they  cheered 
us  in  the  struggle  and  acknowledged  that  England's 
cause  was  the  cause  of  right  and  civilization.  .  .  .  This 
evening  we  receive  the  news  of  the  fall  and  capture  of 
Lucknow.  Retribution  has  fallen  upon  the  rebels  and 
England's  might  and  England's  honour  stand  clear  and 
bright  before  the  civilized  world." 

The  Atlantic  Cable 

In  September,  the  Trinity  Church  authorities  in- 
vited the  Society  to  attend  a  special  religious  celebra- 
tion in  commemoration  of  the  great  event  of  the  suc- 
cessful completion  of  the  first  Atlantic  cable,  which  had 
been  landed  almost  simultaneously  on  August  5th,  in 
Trinity  Bay,  Newfoundland,  by  Captain  Hudson,  of 
the  U.  S.  steamer  Niagara  and  in  Valentia  Bay,  Ireland, 
by  Captain  Preedy  of  H.  B.  M.  ship  Agamemnon,  thus 
uniting  America  with  Europe.  Later  in  the  day  a 
demonstration  took  place  in  the  city,  and,  by  an  invita- 
tion from  the  Mayor,  the  Society  was  represented  in 


the  grand  procession  from  the  Battery  to  the  Crystal 
Palace  in  42nd  Street,  where  the  freedom  of  the  City 
was  presented  to  Mr.  Cyrus  W.  Field  and  Captain 
Hudson,  two  gentlemen  who  had  taken  a  leading  part 
in  laying  the  cable. 

During  the  last  month  of  the  year  a  meeting  was 
specially  called  to  arrange  about  an  offer  that  had  been 
made  to  give  an  entertainment  at  the  Academy  of 
Music  for  the  benefit  of  the  Charitable  Fund.  The 
prima-donna  La  Piccolomini  and  other  distinguished 
artists  had  volunteered  their  services,  and  the  Society, 
in  thankfully  accepting  these,  took  the  opportunity  of 
paying  Mrs.  Fanny  Kemble  the  compliment  of  the 
use  of  a  box  at  the  Musical  festival. 

General  Emigrant  Board 

In  1859,  St.  George's  Society  was  enabled  to  show 
its  ever  alert  concern  in  all  that  pertained  to  the 
welfare  of  Englishmen  settled  in  this  country. 
At  a  special  meeting,  a  plan  was  considered  for  1859 
the  formation  of  a  general  Board  for  the  pro- 
tection of  emigrants  of  all  nations  from  the  frauds  so 
frequently  practised  upon  them  by  sellers  of  counterfeit 
tickets  and  by  other  swindlers.  Two  delegates,  Messrs. 
Robert  Waller  and  Philip  Pritchard,  were  appointed  to 
represent  the  Society  on  the  proposed  Board.  At  a 
subsequent  meeting,  held  April  10th,  1860,  the  dele- 
gates reported  that  an  organiziation  had  been  formed 
under  the  title  of  "Board  of  Deputies  of  Benevolent 
and  Emigrant  Societies  of  the  City  of  New  York." 
A  constitution  had  also  been  framed,  under  which 
officers  were  elected  from  the  delegates  of  the  societies 
that  had  joined.     The  St.  George's  Society  apparently 


had  taken  a  leading  part  in  this  formation,  for  the 
Society's  two  representatives  were  elected  to  fill  the 
posts  of  Vice-President  and  Secretary.  It  was  further 
reported  that,  in  accordance  with  the  Constitution, 
the  Board  had  sent  a  special  agent  to  Albany  for  the 
purpose  of  securing  the  passage  of  a  law  to  safeguard 
the  rights  of  the  Board.  In  gaining  this,  the  agent  had 
been  completely  successful.  The  report  concludes  with 
the  expression  of  its  warm  thanks  for  the  liberality  dis- 
played by  the  British  Steamship  Companies  in  furnish- 
ing the  necessary  funds  to  get  the  act  in  question 

The  provisions  of  the  Act  having  been  put  into 
operation,  the  British  Steamship  Companies  were  soon 
enabled  to  put  down  with  a  firm  hand  the  outrageous 
frauds  that  had  previously  been  so  common.  "No 
better  work  than  this  has  ever  been  accomplished  by 
the  Society,  and  the  thanks  of  this  great  community 
are  justly  due  to  the  gentlemen  who,  at  great  labour 
and  cost  to  themselves,  secured  this  result:  Messrs. 
Robert  Waller,  Philip  Pritchard  and  R.  J.  Cortis." 

During  this  year,  the  Constitution  of  the  Society 
was  still  further  amended  so  as  to  increase  the  number 
of  members  constituting  the  Charitable  Committee 
from  five  to  seven,  and,  in  the  following  year,  another 
change  was  made  so  as  to  make  emigrants  from  the 
British  Colonies  eligible  for  relief  as  well  as  those  who 
were  natives  of  England. 

Visit  of  Prince  of  Wales 

The  visit  of  the  Prince  of  Wales  to  the  United  States 
in  1860,  was  made  the  subject  of  a  special  meeting  to 
consider  whether  any  steps  should  be  taken  by  the  So- 


ciety  in  reference  thereto.  The  Society  learned,  how- 
ever, that  no  demonstration  on  its  part  would  be 
conveniently  acceptable  to  His  Royal  Highness, 
as  he  was  appearing  here  not  as  the  Heir  1860 
Apparent  to  the  Crown  of  Great  Britain,  but 
simply  as  a  nobleman  on  a  friendly  visit  and  the  guest  of 
the  American  people.  Under  these  circumstances  the 
members  of  St.  George's  Society  were  reluctantly  com- 
pelled to  forego  further  action  in  the  matter. 

Death  of  the  Prince  Consort 

The  death  of  the  Prince  Consort  on  December  4, 
1861,  was  commemorated  by  the  adoption  of  resolu- 
tions expressive  of  the  deep  regret  of  the  Society 
at  his  untimely  death,  and  of  their  sympathy  1861 
with  Her  Majesty,  the  Queen,  and  her  family 
in  their  great  affliction.  As  an  additional  token  of 
respect,  the  annual  dinner  in  celebration  of  St.  George's 
day  was  also  abandoned  this  year. 

War  Times 

This  was  the  first  of  a  series  of  unfortunate  years,  so 
far  as  the  celebration  of  the  dinner  was  concerned. 
During  the  three  years  that  followed,  the  United 
States  were  convulsed  by  the  terrible  Civil  War,  and 
the  Society,  with  becoming  feeling,  dispensed  with  their 
usual  public  dinner  throughout  this  period.  Again  in 
1865  they  were  obliged  to  omit  the  dinner  on  account 
of  the  assassination  of  President  Lincoln,  and  the  mem- 
bers took  the  opportunity  of  showing  their  good  feeling 
toward  the  land  of  their  adoption  by  passing  resolutions 
of  sympathy  and  condolence  with  the  Government 
and  the  people  of  the  United  States. 


Mr.  Eyre's  Gift 

Under  the  presidency  of  Henry  Eyre,  Esq.,  the 
Society  took  a  new  lease  of  life  largely  owing  to  his 

munificence.  At  the  meeting  of  January  10th, 
1865     1865,  the  Treasurer's  report  showed  that  the 

Permanent  Fund  amounted  to  only  $11,000. 
As  a  consequence  the  President  offered  to  double  any 
sum  that  could  be  raised  to  the  extent  of  $5,000,  and 
a  special  committee  of  three  was  appointed  for  the 
purpose  of  seeing  if  it  was  possible  to  increase  the  total 
fund  to  $25,000.  The  success  of  this  committee  was 
so  gratifying  that,  at  a  meeting  held  in  the  beginning 
of  the  next  year,  they  were  in  a  position  to  report  a 
total  collection  of  over  $14,000,  thereby  raising  the 
fund  to  an  amount  greater  than  what  they  had  set  out 
to  secure.  A  list  of  the  subscribers  to  this  fund  is 
given  towards  the  end  of  this  volume. 

Although  the  subscriptions  to  this  fund  had  been 
more  liberal  than  even  the  most  sanguine  had  ventured 
to  hope,  it  was  nevertheless  resolved,  in  order  to  induce 
a  more  general  interest,  that  all  donations  of  $50  and 
upwards,  should  constitute  the  giver  a  life  member  of 
the  Society.  By  this  provision,  sixty-four  names  were 
put  upon  the  list,  and  amongst  them  it  is  interesting 
to  note  the  five  sons  of  the  President  who  had  been  the 
mainspring  of  the  whole  affair.  The  committee's  re- 
port was  not  presented  until  January  10th,  1867,  when 
further  subscriptions  to  the  amount  of  $1,140  were 
announced.  Mr.  Eyre's  splendid  offer  had  thus  resulted 
in  an  increase  of  more  than  $15,000  for  the  benefit  of 
the  Society's  Permanent  Fund  and  the  members  grate- 
fully voted  him  their  thanks  in  these  terms:  "The 
thanks  of  this  Society  are  eminently  due  and  are  hereby 


tendered  to  Henry  Eyre,  Esq.,  for  the  liberality  and 
forethought  evinced  in  his  late  donation  of  Five 
Thousand  Dollars  to  the  Permanent  Fund  by  which 
generous  and  well  timed  example,  the  members  at 
large  were  stimulated  to  zealous  and  successful  efforts 
to  increase  it  as  detailed  in  the  Treasurer's  report." 

The  Treasurer  reported,  at  the  annual  meeting  held 
January  10th,  1866,  that  a  change  had  been  made  in 
the  Society's  investments  from  Bank  stocks  to 
Railway  Bonds,  and  at  the  same  meeting  a  1866 
resolution  was  passed  complimenting  the  Treas- 
urer, Mr.  Robert  Bage,  on  the  many  valuable  services 
rendered  by  him  during  the  twenty-one  years  he  had 
held  that  office.  The  hope  was  also  expressed  that  he 
would  be  long  spared  "to  be  elected  and  serve  us  in 
the  same  capacity." 

A  similarly  pleasant  duty  was  performed  in  the  same 
year  when  the  Society  voted  their  thanks  to  Mr. 
Charles  H.  Webb,  for  his  faithful  services  as  the  Agent 
and  Almoner  of  the  St.  George's  Society  for  the  pre- 
ceding twenty-two  years.  In  consideration  of  these 
and  various  other  services  during  a  membership  of 
forty-two  years,  Mr.  Webb  was  unanimously  elected  an 
Honorary  Life  Member.  At  the  same  time  the  Secre- 
tary handed  to  the  Treasurer  ten  dollars,  stating  that 
he  had  been  directed  by  a  friend  to  pay  the  same  as 
the  initiation  fee  of  Mr.  Charles  Kean,  the  tragedian, 
to  make  up  the  amount  constituting  him  a  life 

The  Charitable   Committee  at  the  January     1868 
meeting  of  this  year  reported  the  rendering  of  aid 
by    the    British    Steamship    Companies    in    granting 
tickets  at  reduced  rates  to  those  who  were  desirous 


of  returning  to  England,  but  were  unable  to  pay 
the  regular  fare. 

New  Constitution 

At  the  October  meeting  following,  the  Committee, 

that  had  been  appointed  to  revise  the  Constitution, 

recommended  various  changes  which  were  finally 

1869  adopted  in  January,  1869.     The  alterations  that 
were  made  provided  for  the   abolition  of  the 

Charitable  Committee  and  the  substitution  of  an 
Executive  Committee  with  general  powers  for  the 
supervision  and  management  of  the  affairs  of  the 
Society.  It  was  also  agreed  that  the  initiation  fees  of 
new  members  should  be  added  to  the  Permanent  Fund. 
During  this  year  Sir  Edward  Thornton,  C.  B.,  the 
British  Minister  at  Washington,  was  made  an  honorary 
member  of  the  Society.  Throughout  the  whole  period 
in  which  he  represented  Great  Britain  in  this  country, 
Sir  Edward  recognized  the  good  works  of  the  Society 
by  an  annual  gift  of  fifty  dollars  to  its  funds. 

Duke  of  Connaught's  Visit 

On  January  10th,  1870,  the  Society,  having  been 

informed  of  the  contemplated  visit  of  H.  R.  H.  Prince 

Arthur,  to  this  city,  appointed  a  committee  to 

1870  confer  with  the  sister  British  Societies  here  on 
the  subject  of  preparing  a  suitable  address  for 

presentation  to  the  royal  visitor.  This  Committee 
subsequently  reported  that  an  address  had  been  written 
and  would  be  presented  to  His  Royal  Highness  at  the 
Brevoort  House,  on  January  31st.  The  address  was 
read  by  E.  M.  Archibald,  Esq.,  H.  B.  M.  Consul  at 
New  York,  and  among  those  present  were  representa- 


tives  of  the  St.  George's,  St.  Andrews',  St.  David's  and 
St.  Patrick's  Societies  and  the  New  Caledonian  Club. 

Christmas  Gifts 

On  Christmas  Eve  of  this  year,  the  Executive  Com- 
mittee inaugurated  the  custom  of  making  a  gift  of 
money  and  provisions  to  worthy  pensioners  of  the 
Society.  This  charitable  practice  has  ever  since  been 
kept  up  on  behalf  of  the  Society. 

Scott  Centenary 

The  hundredth  anniversary  of  the  birth  of  Scott  was 
commemorated  in  New  York  by  a  great  demonstration 
in  Central  Park.  The  Scott  Centenary  Com- 
mittee conveyed  to  the  St.  George's  Society  its  1871 
desire  that  members  should  be  present  to 
honour  the  name  of  the  greatest  writer  of  his  day  and 
generation.  The  response  of  the  Society  was  gener- 
ously given  in  the  following  words  of  a  resolution  pro- 
posed by  E.  M.  Archibald,  Esq.:  "Whereas  the  said 
Society  entertaining  the  highest  admiration  of  the 
gifted  genius  and  a  profoundly  grateful  respect  for  the 
memory  of  Sir  Walter  Scott,  and  being  desirous  of 
testifying  their  regard  for  so  great  and  good  a  man, 
whose  varied  literary  productions  have  illustrated  the 
history  and  made  classic  ground  of  the  most  interesting 
localities  of  Britain,  and  by  their  interesting,  delightful, 
and  refining  influences  conferred  lasting  blessings  on 
the  nations  of  the  earth:  Therefore,  Resolved  that 
the  said  invitation  be  cordially  accepted  and  a  special 
committee  be  appointed  to  be  present  at  the  said 
celebration  and  be  joined  by  as  many  others  as 


At  the  quarterly  meeting  of  October  10th,  1871,  the 
death  was  announced  of  Robert  Bage,  Esq.,  who  had 
faithfully  served  the  Society  as  its  Treasurer  for  twenty- 
seven  years.  Special  resolutions  were  adopted  and 
entered  into  the  minutes  expressive  of  the  regret  of 
the  Society  at  the  loss  they  had  sustained.  It  was 
decided  later  on  to  mark  their  appreciation  of  his 
services  by  presenting  his  family  with  a  piece  of  plate, 
the  cost  of  which  was  met  by  subscriptions  from  the 
members  to  whom  Mr.  Bage  had  been  for  so  long  a 
familiar  and  respected  figure. 

During  the  next  two  years,  the  Society's  annals 
were  short  and  simple,  and  no  incident,  worthy  of 
special  record,  occurred  in  that  interval. 

Charity  Organization 

In  1874,  the  Executive  Committee  proposed  to 
change  the  method  of  relieving  transients  by  supplying 

them  with  tickets  for  meals  and  lodgings,  instead 
1874     of  giving  them  money  as  had  hitherto  been  the 

practice.  With  a  view  of  administering  still 
further  help,  they  also  started  then  a  more  complete 
system  of  dealing  with  such  cases.  The  benefits  ex- 
pected to  accrue  to  emigrants  through  the  establish- 
ment of  the  British  Protective  Emigrant  Board  in  1849, 
to  which  reference  has  already  been  made,  had  always 
received  the  close  attention  of  the  Society.  After  that 
Board  was  dissolved,  the  work  it  had  undertaken  to 
perform  was  taken  over  by  the  St.  George's  Society. 
A  new  clause  in  the  Constitution  made  the  giving  of 
advice  to  emigrants  a  part  of  the  work  of  the  Executive 
Committee,  but  it  was  not  until  1874  that  any  definite 
and  decided  action  was  taken.     In  that  year,  with  the 


co-operation  of  the  St.  Andrew's  Society,  offices  were 
rented  at  3  Broadway,  and  two  persons  were  appointed, 
one  as  Almoner  and  the  other  as  Secretary.  Their  duty 
was  to  look  after  the  British  emigrants  arriving  at  this 
port.  In  order  to  enable  them  better  to  obtain  in- 
formation as  to  where  labour  was  most  in  demand,  a 
joint  circular  was  issued  by  the  two  Societies  to  all 
kindred  institutions  in  the  United  States  and  in  Canada, 
inviting  them  to  supply  such  information  as  was  needed 
in  carrying  out  this  object.  The  replies  received 
were  most  encouraging  and  the  results  that  followed 
highly  satisfactory.  So  gratifying,  indeed,  were  they 
that  it  was  at  once  decided  to  give  temporary  relief  to 
persons,  passing  through  New  York  on  their  way  to 
their  new  homes,  by  means  of  tickets  for  meals  and 
lodgings,  which  could  be  obtained  at  low  rates  in  the 
restaurants  and  lodging  houses  that  had  been  estab- 
lished under  the  auspices  of  the  Charitable  Institutions 
in  the  city.  Following  up  this  scheme  of  better  organ- 
ization, a  number  of  philanthropic  gentlemen  formed 
themselves  into  a  Board  with  the  object  of  systematizing 
the  work  of  all  the  charitable  activities  and  of  protecting 
them,  so  far  as  might  be,  from  imposition.  Careful 
investigation  soon  showed  the  need  of  not  only  checking 
indiscriminate  almsgiving  to  individuals,  but  also  of 
stopping  subscriptions  to  unworthy  charities.  Eventu- 
ally an  Exchange  was  created,  through  which  the 
names  of  applicants  for  relief  were  communicated  from 
the  one  society  to  the  other  and  thereby  the  purposes 
aimed  at  were  more  fully  accomplished.  The  Chair- 
man of  this  Board  was  Henry  E.  Pellew,  Esq.,  the  St. 
George's  President  at  that  time.  Through  his  influ- 
ence and  by  his  advice  a  hand-book  was  issued,  em- 


bracing  a  compendium  of  all  the  charitable  societies  in 
the  city,  both  public  and  private,  their  aims  and 
objects,  their  revenue  and  expenditure,  with  particulars 
showing  who  were  proper  recipients,  and  also  such 
directions  as  were  necessary  for  these  people  to  secure 
relief.  Despite  its  good  intentions,  the  Board  did  not 
long  receive  that  support  from  the  public  to  which  its 
merits  entitled  it.  In  course  of  time  it  went  out  of 
existence,  but  the  good  work  and  the  fruit  of  the  seed 
sown  is  preserved  in  the  "Charity  Organization  So- 
ciety" which  succeeded  it  in  1882  and  which  has,  since 
then,  had  a  most  useful  and  beneficent  career  down  to 
the  present  day. 

The  united  Board  having  obtained  the  consent  of 
the  Commissioners  of  Charities  that  applications  for 
relief  should  be  recognized  when  supported  by  any  of 
the  charitable  societies,  the  St.  George's  and  St. 
Andrew's  Societies  undertook  the  work  of  visiting  some 
of  the  wards  of  the  city.  The  Executive  Committee 
of  this  Society  afterwards  submitted  a  report  upon 
this  work  which  showed  that  great  benefits  had  resulted 
from  the  exertions  of  the  Commissioners.  After  the 
joint  arrangement  with  the  St.  Andrew's  Society,  in 
regard  to  supplying  information  to  emigrants,  was 
terminated,  this  Society  still  continued  the  work  and 
in  1880  issued  a  circular  of  information  and  advice, 
which  was  freely  distributed  in  Castle  Garden  among 
those  arriving  from  England. 

Ladies'  Committee 

During  this  year  a  Ladies'  Committee  was  formed 
to  assist  in  visiting  applicants  for  relief,  and  in  advising 
the  Committee  about  the  proper  recipients  for   their 


bounty.     Unfortunately  the   methods   adopted    were 
found  to  be  impracticable  and  the  Ladies'  Com- 
mittee was  abandoned  after  a  two  years'  trial,     1879 
despite  the  fact  that  the  object  sought  after  had 
been  so  praiseworthy. 

Proposed  Home  for  the  Aged 

At  a  later  meeting  in  the  same  year  the  question  of 
founding  a  Home  for  aged  men  and  women,  was 
brought  up  for  discussion.  A  special  committee  was 
appointed  to  consider  the  whole  matter,  but,  as  the 
scheme  did  not  meet  with  the  support  that  was  ex- 
pected, it  was  for  the  time  allowed  to  drop.  The 
subject  was  again  revived  in  1882,  when  a  proposal 
was  made  to  raise  a  sum  of  money  to  be  invested 
according  to  the  Constitution  of  the  Society  in  the 
names  of  the  President,  Treasurer  and  Secretary  as 
Trustees.  The  income  of  this  money  was  to  be  used 
in  placing  old  and  destitute  English  people  in  existing 
Homes,  and  the  principal  to  be  allowed  to  accumulate 
until  a  sufficient  sum  was  raised  to  erect  and  endow  a 
Home,  through  and  in  the  name  of  the  Anglo-American 
Free  Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr.  Although  this 
scheme  met  with  the  approval  of  the  Committee,  the 
fund  has  never  been  started,  but  it  is  hoped  that  the 
wealthy  Englishmen  residing  in  this  city  may  at  some 
time  in  the  near  future  take  up  the  matter  again  and 
carry  it  to  a  successful  conclusion. 

A  special  committee  was  selected  in  1883,  with  a 
view  to  secure  an  increase  in  the  membership 
of  the  Society.     Similar  committees  had  tried     1883 
their  best  to  attain  this  end  in  1869  and  1870, 
but    the   efforts  of  the  new  committee  seem  to  have 


been  the  most  successful,  since,  in  a  report  presented 
by  the  Chairman,  Mr.  John  Moulson,  it  was  shown 
that  two  life  and  thirty-one  annual  members  were 
added  to  the  roll  through  their  personal  efforts. 

Labour  Bureau 

The  Order  of  the  Sons  of  St.  George,  composed  of 
artisans  of  English  nationality,  approached  this  Society 

in  1884,  for  help  towards  opening  a  free  employ- 
1884     ment  bureau.     Their  idea  was  to  establish  on  a 

permanent  basis  a  "Labour  Lodgery"  to  which 
applicants  could  be  sent,  and  where,  besides  receiving 
material  help,  they  could  be  otherwise  aided  in  the 
equipment  necessary  to  a  successful  search  for  em- 
ployment. The  question  was  considered  by  the  Execu- 
tive Committee  and  Messrs.  Robert  Waller  and  Charles 
F.  Wreaks  were  appointed  to  make  investigations. 
Their  report  was  an  exhaustive  one,  showing  the 
benefits  likely  to  be  derived  from  the  scheme,  and 
recommending  that  a  trial  of  it  should  be  made.  On  the 
adoption  of  the  report,  the  Society  appropriated  a 
small  sum  toward  the  expenses  of  the  Bureau  and 
consented  that  its  Almoner  should  act  as  its  superin- 
tendent. The  Bureau  was  accordingly  set  on  foot  and 
proved  a  complete  success,  No  less  than  four  hundred 
and  fifty-five  situations  were  obtained  for  applicants 
during  the  first  two  years  of  its  existence.  This  method 
of  giving  help  has  been  one  of  the  most  useful  and 
effective  adjuncts  to  the  work  of  the  Society.  "The 
principle  of  giving  alms  to  able-bodied  men  and  women 
is  no  doubt  necessary  and  expedient  at  times,  but  it  is, 
on  the  whole,  demoralizing  in  its  tendency  and  influence 
upon   the   recipients.     The    idea   in    establishing    the 


bureau  was  to  obviate  this  defect  and  to  enable  men 
and  women  to  keep  their  self-respect,  however  much 
they  might  temporarily  be  in  want  of  help." 

Although  the  Bureau  no  longer  has  an  independent 
existence,  the  practical  good,  which  it  started,  has  since 
been  carried  on  by  the  Society,  and  one  of  the  most 
important  of  the  Almoner's  duties  is  to  give  that  help 
and  advice  which  the  Labour  Bureau  was  intended  to 
supply  on  the  principle  that  "there  is  no  better  charity 
than  in  aiding  the  needy  to  maintain  themselves  by 
finding  for  them  the  employment  they  seek." 

The  Centenary  Year 

At  the  January  meeting  of  this  year,  the  Special 
Committee,  consisting  of  Messrs.  Robert  Waller,  E.  F. 
Beddall,  and  H.  A.  Racker,  which  had  been 
appointed  to  collect  information  regarding  the  1886 
history  of  the  Society,  reported  that  "they  had 
collected  and  collated  valuable  historical  facts  in  rela- 
tion to  the  founding  of  the  Society,  its  officers  from  the 
commencement,  its  first  printed  Constitution  and  the 
names  of  members  who  signed  the  same."  The  Com- 
mittee further  submitted  that  it  was  advisable  to 
publish  these  historical  sketches  and  that  the  most 
appropriate  time  was  the  present  year  since  it  was  the 
hundredth  anniversary  of  the  Society.  The  recom- 
mendations of  the  Committee  were  accepted  by  the 
Society  and  in  the  following  year  appeared  the  volume 
upon  which  the  present  work  has  been  to  a  large  extent 

The  Centennial  Anniversary  of  the  Society  was  cele- 
brated by  a  dinner  at  Delmonico's  on  Tuesday  evening, 
27th  April,  St.  George's  Day  having  this  year  fallen  on 


Good  Friday.  The  members,  along  with  their  guests 
and  friends,  present  on  this  noteworthy  occasion  num- 
bered about  one  hundred  and  thirty.  Among  the 
guests,  who  accepted  the  invitation  to  be  present,  were 
Sir  William  Lane  Booker,  the  Consul-General,  General 
Horace  Porter,  and  Mr.  Whitelaw  Reid,  who  was 
afterwards  American  Ambassador  to  England.  The 
New  York  Tribune  of  April  28th  contained  a  full 
account  of  the  dinner  and  the  proceedings  which  passed 
off  in  a  manner  eminently  worthy  of  this  memorable 
red-letter  day  in  the  history  of  St.  George's  Society. 

The  great  respect,  which  the  members  of  the  Society 
held  for  the  sterling  qualities  of  Mr.  Edward  Hill,  was 
fittingly  displayed  at  the  time  of  his  death  which  took 
place  during  this  year.  They  unanimously  resolved 
that  "this  Committee  as  a  mark  of  respect  to  the 
memory  of  our  late  friend  attend  the  funeral  in  a 
body."  This  honour,  unusual  in  the  annals  of  the 
Society,  was  duly  paid  to  his  memory,  and  the  motion, 
referring  to  it,  was  inscribed  in  the  minutes  with  the 
hope  that  "others  may  be  stimulated  by  his  example 
to  like  effort  in  our  common  interest — to  extend  the 
influence  and  usefulness  of  this  Society." 

The  Centennial  Anniversary  had  also  been  signalized 
by  a  munificent  offer,  made  by  Mr.  Hill  a  short  time 
prior  to  his  decease,  to  give  $2,500  to  the  Permanent 
Fund  and  an  additional  sum  of  $2,500  or  any  part  of  it, 
provided  that  an  equivalent  amount  was  subscribed 
by  the  members  of  the  Society.  This  offer  was 
promptly  accepted  and  a  further  sum  of  $2,000  was 
added  by  Mr.  Edward  Blackburn,  an  old  life-member. 
The  movement  thus  initiated  resulted  in  the  collec- 
tion of  over  $10,000. 


Efforts  to  Increase  Membership 

A  small  reduction  in  the  total  membership  of  the 
Society  took  place  at  this  time,  and,  in  directing  atten- 
tion to  this,  the  Committee  made  an  earnest 
appeal  to  individual  members  to  make  a  special  1887 
effort  to  counteract  this  decline  in  their  numbers. 
"Let  us,  each  one,"  they  declared  in  their  report, 
"charge  ourselves  with  the  personal  obligation  of  en- 
rolling one  new  member  during  1887,  so  that  when  we 
meet  here  next  year  we  may  not  only  have  the  satis- 
faction of  a  large  addition  to  our  members,  but  also 
experience  the  far  higher  gratification  resulting  from  a 
largely  increased  ability  to  meet  the  needs  and  claims 
of  our  distressed  fellow-countrymen." 

In  the  following  year  an  addition  of  eight  members 
was  all  that  had  resulted  from  the  above  request,  and 
the  appeal  was  renewed  for  increased  efforts  on 
the  part  of  the  members.  At  the  same  time  the  1888 
Committee  urged  the  importance  of  liberal  con- 
tributions to  the  Contingent  Fund  as  there  were  con- 
stantly cases  coming  before  them  which  called  for 
prompt  and  substantial  aid.  These  cases,  as  the  Com- 
mittee pointed  out,  were  exactly  such  as  call  for  the 
sympathy  and  help  of  all  Englishmen,  but  still  they 
did  not  actually  have  a  claim  for  relief  from  the 
funds  of  the  Society.  This  being  so,  the  Committee, 
if  left  without  the  Contingent  Fund,  had  either  to 
decline  to  help  or  make  constant  calls  on  the  in- 
dividual members.  It  was  resolved  also,  with  the 
view  of  obtaining  a  better  attendance  of  members 
at  the  meetings,  that  the  Secretary  should  be  instructed 
to  notify  in  future  the  members  by  individual  inti- 
mation, instead  of  by  advertisement  in  the  daily  papers. 


Proposed  Building 

At  the  annual  meeting  of  this  year,  an  important  dis- 
cussion took  place  upon  the  question  of  erecting  a 

building  in  the  city,  to  further  the  purposes  and 
1889     aims  of  the  Society.     Eventually  a  resolution, 

presented  by  the  President,  was  unanimously 
adopted.  According  to  its  terms  the  President  was 
empowered  to  appoint  a  committee  to  prepare  a  plan 
for  procuring  a  building  for  the  use  of  the  Society  as 
well  as  a  plan  for  raising  the  funds  necessary  to  obtain 
the  same.  This  committee  was  requested  to  report 
their  opinion,  on  or  before  the  October  meeting  of  the 
following  year,  but  the  minutes  of  the  Society  contain 
nothing  further  upon  the  matter. 

Year  after  year,  throughout  this  period  in  the  history 
of  the  Society,  the  complaint  is  regularly  put  forward 

that  the  members  were  dilatory  in  giving  their 
1891     support.      As    a   consequence,    a   proposal  was 

made  by  Mr.  Kinahan  Cornwallis  that  "a  special 
committee  be  appointed  to  consider  the  best  means  to 
bring  the  Society  more  prominently  before  the  English 
residents  and  the  public  by  means  of  a  Ball  after  the 
Annual  Dinner  or  in  some  other  way."  An  amendment 
to  this  having  been  lost,  Mr.  Cornwallis's  motion  was 
carried  and  a  committee  of  five  appointed  by  the 
President.  The  annual  dinner  of  this  year  was  held 
at  Delmonico's  and  special  mention  is  made  in  the 
minutes  of  the  fact  that  in  point  of  numbers  it  was  the 
most  successful  dinner  ever  held  by  the  Society. 

Gift  to  the  Contingent  Fund 

The  good  work,  done  by  means  of  the  Contingent 
Fund,  had  always  been  hampered  by  the  lack  of  money, 


and  it  was  therefore    a   welcome   piece   of    news    for 
those  concerned  in  the  distribution  of  the  income 
from  this  fund,  when  they  learned  that  a  special     1892 
donation    of    $5,000    had    been    made    to    the 
Society  by  R.  Fleming  Crooks,  Esq.,  "In  Memoriam 
J.  T.  A.  C." 

Death  of  the  Duke  of  Clarence 

In  the  minutes  of  the  January  meeting  of  1892,  it  is 
recorded  that  "On  the  recent  sad  occasion  of  the  death 
of  H.  R.  H.  the  Duke  of  Clarence,  the  officers  of  the 
Society  took  prompt  and  active  steps  to  express  its 
sympathy  with  Her  Majesty,  with  their  Royal  High- 
nesses the  Prince  and  Princess  of  Wales,  and  with  the 
Princess  Victoria  Mary  of  Teck  in  their  bereavement." 
The  British  Consul  General  in  New  York  also  called  a 
meeting  at  which  "this  Society  was  most  creditably 
represented."  This  meeting  of  English  residents  passed 
similar  resolutions  of  sympathy  and  these  were  trans- 
mitted by  cable  to  the  Home  Secretary. 

The  hand  of  death  had  likewise  been  busy  among 
the  members  of  the  Society  during  this  period,  and 
among  those  whose  services  were  thus  lost  to  the 
Society  was  Mr.  W.  C.  Pickersgill  who  had  lived  to  be 
the  oldest  member.  His  connection  with  the  Society  had 
extended  over  nearly  sixty  years,  and  this  record  period 
was  specially  mentioned  in  the  minutes  of  the  Society. 

The  same  meeting  expressed  their  appreciation  of 
the  services  of  Mr.  F.  W.  J.  Hurst  during  the  six  years 
he  had  held  the  office  of  President,  and  Mr.  Turle 
also  moved  "that  on  the  occasion  of  Mr.  Thomas  B. 
Bowring's  retiring  from  the  office  of  Treasurer  of  the 
Society  and  of  his  departure  from  the  city,  a  vote  of 


thanks  should  be  passed  and  seconded  for  his  efficient 
and  active  services  in  behalf  of  the  Society." 

A  proposal  was  read  by  the  Secretary  at  the  Annual 

Meeting  of  this  year,  bearing  upon  the  ever-present 

question  of  the  membership.     The  letter,  which 

1893  was  submitted  to  the  members,  had  been  re- 
ceived from  Mr.  Robert  Waller  who  was  then  in 

England.  Mr.  Waller's  suggestion  was  that  it  was 
advisable  to  forward  the  Annual  Reports  to  all  absent 
members  with  a  view  to  securing  that  they  should 
remain  annual  members  or,  if  possible,  that  they  might 
be  induced  to  become  Life  Members.  The  idea  was 
received  with  favour  by  the  meeting,  and  the  Secretary 
was  directed  to  write  to  Mr.  Waller  stating  that  his 
plan  would  be  adopted  in  some  such  shape  as  proposed. 
The  members  also  took  the  opportunity  of  forwarding 
to  Mr.  Waller  their  appreciation  of  his  long  and  active 
services  and  of  the  continued  interest  he  showed  in  the 
welfare  of  the  Society. 

British  Military  Tournament  Company 

The  active  part  which  the  St.  George's  Society  has 

always  taken  in  attending  to  the  wants  of  those  in 

difficulties,   was   very   clearly   displayed   in   an 

1894  incident  that  happened  in  New  York  in  1894. 

A  company,  composed  of  nearly  a  hundred 
men  and  travelling  under  the  name  of  the  British 
Military  Tournament  Company,  had  fallen  upon  evil 
ways  and  been  disbanded.  The  men  were  soon  in  sore 
straits,  and  efforts  were  being  made  on  their  behalf  by 
Mr.  George  Crouch,  who  afterwards  became  a  member 
of  this  Society.  The  committee  of  the  St.  George's 
Society  having  heard  of  the  distressed  condition  of  the 


men  at  once  set  to  work,  and  a  large  sum  of 
money  was  raised  to  meet  the  emergency.  After  a 
considerable  amount  of  this  had  been  paid  out,  the 
original  promoter  of  the  Company  in  England  cabled 
funds  to  meet  any  expenses  incurred  by  the  men.  He 
also  gave  instructions  that  the  subscriptions  should  be 
refunded.  When  the  committee  proceeded  to  carry  out 
these  requests,  they  were  agreeably  surprised  to  find 
that  the  great  majority  of  the  subscribers  wished  to 
hand  over  their  amounts  to  the  credit  of  the  Contingent 
Fund.  This  resulted  in  an  addition  of  nearly  twelve 
hundred  dollars  to  its  somewhat  scanty  funds,  and  the 
members  of  the  Society  not  only  had  the  satisfaction 
of  sharing  in  the  efforts  to  alleviate  the  distress,  but 
they  had  also  the  consolation  of  receiving  a  substantial 
although  unexpected  return  for  their  services. 

At  the  Annual  meeting  held  on  January  23rd,  the 
attention  of  the  members  was  called  to  the  fact  that 
during  this  year  would  be  celebrated  the  fiftieth 
anniversary  of  the  Anglo-American  Free  Church  1895 
of  St.  George  the  Martyr,  with  which  the  St. 
George's  Society  had  been  so  long  and  intimately  con- 
nected. Notice  was  also  given  that  a  service,  appro- 
priate to  the  occasion,  with  an  address  giving  a  short 
history  of  the  church,  would  be  held  on  the  Sunday 
preceding  St.  George's  Day. 

St.  Luke's  Hospital 

This  year  opened  with  the  St.  George's  Society  in  a 
position  to  congratulate  itself  on  two  matters 
of  importance.     In  the  first  place  the  negoti-     1896 
ations    regarding   the    Society's   rights    in    St. 
Luke's  Hospital  had  been  brought  to  a  successful  ending 


and  the  Secretary  was  then  in  the  happy  position  of 
being  able  to  announce  that,  "The  Society  now  pos- 
sesses by  deeds  duly  executed  and  recorded,  all  the 
rights  and  privileges  previously  exercised  by  the  Church 
of  St.  George  the  Martyr."  The  other  question  was 
the  removal  of  the  ancient  bugbear,  caused  by  the 
trouble  of  getting  and  keeping  members. 

Diamond  Jubilee 

In  this  year  Queen  Victoria  celebrated  the  sixtieth 
anniversary  of  her  beneficent  reign,  and  the  loyalty  of 

the  St.  George's  Society  was  shown  in  the  elab- 
1897     orate  display  that  was  a  feature  of  the  dinner 

of  that  year.  The  Secretary's  Report  contains 
the  following  remarks  about  this  auspicious  event:  "In 
view  of  the  fact  of  this  year  being  the  sixtieth  anni- 
versary of  Her  Gracious  Majesty,  Queen  Victoria,  the 
dinner  was  more  elaborate  than  usual.  Menus,  beau- 
tifully illustrated  and  bearing  the  portraits  of  the  Queen 
in  1837  and  1897,  together  with  the  Royal  Coat  of 
Arms  handsomely  executed  in  colour  and  gold,  were 
one  of  the  features  of  the  evening.  I  wish  to  say, 
however,  in  this  connection  that  these  beautiful  sou- 
venirs were  not  provided  by  the  Society  but  were  a 
gift  of  one  of  its  members,  who  has  always  been  an 
ardent  supporter  of  the  Society's  cause.  Unfortunately 
he  desires  to  have  his  name  withheld.  I  say,  unfor- 
tunately, because  I  feel  that  you  all  would  be  most 
ready  to  express  to  him  personally  your  gratitude  for 
his  gift  if  his  name  were  known." 

The  dinner  in  itself  was  an  eminent  success,  and  it 
was  the  Society's  pleasure  on  that  occasion  to  entertain 
a  number  of  the  officers  of  H.  B.  M.'s  ship  Talbot. 


A  Congratulatory  Address 

Not  content  with  what  was  done  at  the  dinner,  the 
St.  George's  Society  felt  that  a  special  effort  should  be 
made  to  emphasize  this  great  and  historic  occasion. 
In  May  of  the  same  year  a  circular  was  issued  to  the 
members  by  the  Executive  Committee  requesting  them 
to  co-operate  in  the  preparation  of  a  congratulatory 
address  to  be  signed,  if  possible,  by  every  member  of 
the  Society  and  sent  to  Her  Majesty  the  Queen.  This 
request  met  with  an  enthusiastic  response  and  the 
result  was  that  a  most  beautiful  album  was  prepared, 
bound  in  imperial  purple  morocco  and  gold.  The 
wording  and  form  of  the  Address  were  drawn  up  by 
the  Rev.  Dr.  Morgan,  the  Rev.  Dr.  Warren,  Sir  Percy 
Sanderson  (Consul  General),  George  G.  Ward,  Esq., 
2nd  Vice  President,  and  George  Massey,  Esq.,  Chair- 
man of  the  Executive  Committee. 

The  album  itself  was  composed  of  about  twenty 
vellum  leaves,  and  on  the  first  page  was  the  Royal 
Coat  of  Arms  followed  by  the  Society's  Address  to  the 
Queen.  The  pages,  reserved  for  the  signatures  of  the 
members  of  the  Society,  were  embellished  with  hand 
painted  views  of  New  York. 

The  full  text  of  the  correspondence  relating  to  the 
sending  and  acceptance  of  this  Address  is  preserved  in 
the  minutes  of  the  Society,  but  is  of  too  great  a  length 
to  insert  here.  Suffice  it  to  say  that  Her  Majesty 
returned  her  sincere  thanks  for  the  sentiments  of  respect 
manifested  in  the  address,  and  also  sent  her  best  wishes 
for  the  welfare  and  prosperity  of  the  St.  George's 
Society  of  New  York. 

Shortly  afterward  the  sum  of  $350  was  subscribed  by 
the  members  and  handed  over  in  the  name  of  the 


Society  to  help  in  the  payment  for  the  Jubilee  Memorial 
Windows  that  were  placed  in  the  Church  of  St.  John 
the  Evangelist,  of  which  church  the  Rev.  B.  F.  De 
Costa,  D.D.,  one  of  St.  George's  most  active  members, 
was  rector. 

Society's  Badge 

At  the  annual  meeting  of  1897,  a  discussion  arose 
as  to  the  advisability  of  the  Society's  adopting  a  badge 
to  be  worn  by  its  members.  The  committee,  that  was 
appointed  to  deal  with  this,  now  reported  in  the  follow- 
ing terms:  "That  it  is  eminently  desirable  that  the 
Society  should  have  a  badge,  the  use  of  which  would 
tend  to  expand  the  benefits  and  popularity  of  the 
Society,  by  cementing  the  union  of  its  members  and 
promoting  a  more  cordial  feeling  at  its  gatherings." 
The  committee  stated  also,  that  they  had  chosen  the 
design,  submitted  by  Tiffany  &  Co.  In  connection 
with  this  adoption  of  a  badge,  it  may  be  interesting 
for  present  members  to  know  that  one  of  the  badges, 
in  use  by  members  about  1830,  has  been  fortunately 
preserved,  and  is  now  in  the  possession  of  George  C. 
Pennell,  Esq.,  whose  grandfather  was  its  original  wearer. 
Through  the  courtesy  of  Mr.  Pennell,  the  Society  has 
been  enabled  to  reproduce  this  interesting  relic  for 
insertion  in  the  present  volume. 

During  this  year,  Mr.  Hurst,  who  had  added  two 
more  years  to  his  previous  six  years'  service  as  Presi- 
dent, was  again  the  recipient  of  further  favours 
1898  at  the  hands  of  his  fellow  members.  A  recep- 
tion was  held  in  his  honour  by  the  members, 
in  recognition  of  his  long  connection  with  the  Society 
and  the  exceptional  services  he  had  rendered  to  it  in 


the  past.  At  the  reception,  which  was  held  at  Del- 
monico's  on  February  13th,  1898,  Mr.  Hurst  was 
presented  with  a  beautiful  punch-bowl,  "as  a  token  of 
the  Society's  esteem  for  him  as  a  man  and  an  officer." 
A  similar  token  of  respect  was  paid  to  Mr.  Berkeley 
Mostyn  in  the  November  of  this  year  when  the  mem- 
bers presented  him  with  a  loving  cup  in  appreciation 
of  the  valuable  work  he  had  done  on  behalf  of  the 

The  Secretary's  report  at  this  time  again  alluded  to 
the  perennial  question  of  the  membership.  Whilst  the 
roll  of  the  Society  showed  some  increase,  it  was  never- 
theless due  merely  to  the  activity  of  a  few  and  not  to 
the  efforts  of  the  members  as  a  whole.  The  Secre- 
tary's view  was  that  things  would  remain  in  the  same 
dull  routine  until  each  of  the  members  awakened  to  a 
sense  of  the  importance  of  individual  interest,  and  until 
all  realized  the  splendid  organization  and  work  under 
their  control. 

The  St.  George's  Society  on  their  own  initiative  had 
resolved  to  solicit  contributions  from  its  members  for 
the  relief  of  sufferers  from  the  war  in  the  Trans- 
vaal, but,  as  a  general  committee  of  persons  of  1900 
British  birth  had  been  formed  in  New  York,  it 
was  afterward  agreed  to  hand  over  all  subscriptions  to 
the  custodian  of  the  funds  of  the  general  committee. 

Death  of  the  Queen 

The  regular  order  of  business  was  suspended  at  the 
meeting  of  January  23rd,  1901,  on  account  of  the 
death    of    Queen    Victoria    and    a    committee     1901 
was  appointed  to  draw  up  appropriate  resolu- 
tions expressing  the  deep  regret  of  the  members  at  the 


loss  of  their  beloved  Queen  and  their  sympathy  with 
her  bereaved  family.  In  the  meantime  at  the  Presi- 
dent's suggestion,  a  cablegram,  expressive  of  sympathy, 
was  dispatched  to  King  Edward  VII. 

Assassination  of  the  President 

A  similar,  sad  duty  fell  to  the  Society  again  at  the 
end  of  the  year,  when  President  McKinley  was  assas- 
sinated. The  chaplains  of  the  Society  were  asked  to 
frame  a  resolution  and  it  was  resolved  by  the  members 
to  place  on  record  in  their  minutes  the  admiration  and 
affection  with  which  they  regarded  the  singularly  high- 
minded  and  religious  character  of  the  late  President. 

At  the  January  meeting  of  this  year,  the  Chairman 
of  the  Executive  Committee  announced  that  the  pay- 
ment from  the  Contingent  Fund  amounted  to 
1902  over  $1,200  of  which  the  principal  sum  was  for 
the  purchase  of  five  lots  in  Cypress  Hills  Ceme- 
tery. The  committee  pointed  out  that  this  had  become 
imperative  as  the  ground  at  that  time  in  the  possession 
of  the  Society  had  been  entirely  filled. 

The  question  of  the  Society's  securing  a  permanent 
home,  by  purchase  or  otherwise,  which  had  been  dis- 
cussed at  the  previous  semi-annual  meeting  was  now 
brought  forward  again,  and  a  motion  was  unanimously 
carried  that  the  President  be  instructed  to  appoint  a 
committee  to  examine  into  the  whole  matter  and  to 
report  at  the  next  annual  meeting.  At  the  October 
meeting  the  Secretary  was  instructed  to  invite  Sir 
Michael  Herbert,  British  Ambassador  at  Washington, 
to  become  an  Honorary  Member  of  the  Society.  His 
acceptance  of  this  offer  was  announced  at  the  next 
January  meeting. 


Bequest  and  Gift 

On  the  death  of  Mr.  William  Skinner,  who  was  a 
member  of  long  standing,  having  been  elected  in  1859, 
the  funds  of  the  Society  were  considerably 
augmented.  Through  a  bequest  in  his  will,  the  1903 
Society  received  the  sum  of  $1,000,  as  a  mark 
of  his  interest  and  appreciation  of  its  work.  At  the 
same  meeting  the  announcement  was  made  of  a  dona- 
tion of  $500  from  Mr.  George  A.  Hearn,  a  Life  Member 
of  the  Society.  Suitable  acknowledgments  were  made 
in  both  instances  for  these  very  acceptable  additions 
to  the  Society's  financial  resources. 

Permanent  Home 

The  report  of  the  committee  on  this  matter  was  also 
submitted  to  this  meeting,  and,  as  it  was  of  more  than 
usual  importance,  a  portion  of  it  may  be  reproduced 
here:  "Your  committee  regret  to  have  to  report  that 
owing  to  the  great  changes  in  the  real  estate  market, 
the  opportunities  that  presented  themselves  a  year  ago, 
for  obtaining  a  permanent  home  for  the  Society  have* 
at  the  moment,  entirely  disappeared.  The  property 
they  had  in  view  when  making  the  suggestion  to  the 
Society,  has  since  been  sold  at  considerably  enhanced 
values.  At  present  your  committee  do  not  consider  it 
advisable  to  recommend  the  purchase  of  real  estate  at 
the  prices  now  asked." 

The  committee  had  also  made  such  enquiries  as  were 
possible  as  to  the  cost  of  fitting  up  a  home  for  the 
uses  of  the  Society  and  in  their  report  they  expressed 
the  opinion,  "That  such  changes  as  the  Society  would 
probably  require  could  not  be  made  at  a  reasonable 
cost."     They  also  said  that,  if  the  meeting  wished  the 


committee  to  continue,  they  still  trusted  to  be  able  to 
find  suitable  quarters  for  such  a  permanent  home  as 
would  increase  the  opportunities  for  benefitting  their 
less  fortunate  countrymen,  and,  at  the  same  time, 
prove  a  credit  and  honour  to  the  Society. 

This  committee  again  pointed  out  the  necessity  for 
proceeding  further  in  this  question  and  stated  that 
their  opinion  was  "that  a  permanent  home  and 
1904  fixity  of  location  would  be  a  great  benefit  to  the 
Society.  To  be  pushed  from  office  to  office, 
from  year  to  year,  is  an  annoyance  and  expense  to  the 
Society  and  militates  against  the  good  the  Society  is 
trying  to  do."  After  a  general  discussion  of  this  report, 
a  motion  was  put  to  the  meeting  and  carried,  that 
$2,000  of  the  surplus  now  in  the  Charitable  Fund  be 
transferred  to  a  special  account  to  form  the  nucleus  of 
a  fund  to  enable  the  Society  to  procure  a  permanent 
location  for  the  administration  of  its  work  provided 
that  such  a  purchase  be  found  to  be  legal. 

At  the  same  meeting  a  motion  was  carried  that  Sir 
Mortimer  Durand,  His  Majesty's  Ambassador  at 
Washington,  should  be  elected  an  honorary  member  of 
St.  George's  Society. 

During  this  year  the  Society  in  the  person  of  its 
President,  received  several  marks  of  honour  which  in- 
dicate, in  a  considerable  degree,  the  high  esteem  in 
which  it  was  held  by  outside  bodies.  Among  these 
may  be  mentioned  that  the  President  was  invited  to 
meet  the  English  municipal  visitors  to  the  St.  Louis 
Exposition  at  dinner  on  May  23rd.  Again  on  October 
6th,  by  invitation  the  President  had  the  honour  of 
meeting  Colonel  Sir  Howard  Vincent,  K.C.M.G., 
C.B.,   M.P.,   Aide-de-camp   to   the   King,  and  during 


the  same  month  another  invitation  was  received  from 
the  President  of  St.  George's  Hall,  Company  C,  of 
Ottawa,  on  the  occasion  of  laying  the  corner  stone  of 
their  new  Hall  by  his  Excellency  the  Governor-General 
of  Canada. 

Prince  Louis  of  Battenberg 

As  soon  as  it  was  learned  in  1906,  that  the  Second 
Cruiser  Squadron  under  the  command  of  Prince  Louis 
of  Battenberg,  was  to  pay  a  visit  to  New  York, 
steps  were  taken  by  the  Society  to  tender  an  1906 
invitation  to  his  Serene  Highness  and  the 
officers  under  his  command.  Mr.  Edward  F.  Darrell, 
the  President,  was  requested  on  behalf  of  the  Society 
to  write  to  the  Prince  asking  him  and  his  officers  to 
attend  a  banquet  that  would  be  given  to  them  by  the 
British  residents  in  the  city  under  the  auspices  of  the 
Society.  Prince  Louis's  reply  contained  his  acceptance 
of  the  invitation  and  he  suggested  that  the  9th  of 
November  would  be  an  appropriate  date  as  it  was  the 
King's  birthday.  A  committee  was  then  formed  to 
take  charge  of  the  details  and  it  was  also  decided  to 
ask  the  sister  societies  to  join  with  St.  George's  Society 
in  making  the  banquet  a  success.  The  dinner  took 
place  at  the  Waldorf-Astoria,  on  the  evening  of  Novem- 
ber 9th,  Sir  Percy  Sanderson,  British  Consul-General, 
presiding.  Six  hundred  and  forty  sat  down  to  dinner. 
One  hundred  and  twenty  of  the  number  were  the  guests 
of  the  evening  and  consisted  of  officers  of  the  British 
and  American  fleets.  Over  two  hundred  and  fifty 
ladies  and  gentlemen  sat  in  the  boxes,  surveying  with 
interest  the  animated  display.  Shortly  afterwards  the 
Society  was  complimented  by  the  Royal  Society  of  St. 


George  in  London,  on  the  enthusiastic  manner  in  which 
they  had  been  able  to  carry  out  the  banquet. 

In  the  report  submitted  by  Mr.  Henry  W.  J.  Buck- 
nail,  the  Chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee,  men- 
tion was  again  made  of  the  desirability  of  securing  a 
fixed  abode  for  the  Society.  This  was  made  painfully 
evident  at  this  time  because  the  Society  had,  only  a 
few  months  previously,  been  put  to  the  inconvenience 
of  having  to  shift  its  headquarters  once  more  and  it 
had  only  been  after  considerable  difficulty  that  adequate 
premises  had  been  obtained  at  108  Broad  Street,  where 
the  office  work  of  the  Society  has  since  been  carried  on. 
The  committee  again  expressed  the  opinion  that  there 
was  great  need  for  a  permanent  home  since  "landlords 
decline  to  give  leases  for  longer  than  a  few  months,  and 
with  the  rapid  growth  of  the  city,  it  will  become  more 
and  more  difficult  to  get  such  rooms  as  are  required." 

The  efforts  towards  obtaining  this  permanent  home 
for  the  Society  had  indeed  been  slowly  going  forward 
and  the  state  of  matters,  as  they  existed  then,  was 
summed  up  in  the  report,  which  the  committee  on  the 
Permanent  Fund  presented  at  this  meeting  to  the 
members.  This  report  stated  that  the  total  amount, 
standing  to  the  credit  of  the  Permanent  Home  Fund, 
was  now  over  $4,000,  but  that  "they  had  not  yet  found 
a  suitable  building  which  can  be  purchased  for  the 
amount  at  their  disposal  at  present." 

A  proposal  was  brought  forward  at  the  Annual 
Meeting  held  on  January  23rd,  to  abolish  the  ad- 
mission fee  of  $10,  which  had  previously  been 
1907  required  from  members  on  their  election,  but, 
when  this  came  up  for  discussion  at  the  next 
annual  meeting,  the  motion  was  declared  lost. 


Presentation  to  Sir  Percy  Sanderson 

At  the  annual  banquet  of  the  Society,  the  Right 
Honourable  James  Bryce,  O.  M.,  the  British  Ambassa- 
dor, was  the  guest  of  honour  and  a  special  feature  of 
the  dinner  was  the  presentation  to  Sir  Percy  Sanderson, 
K.  C.  M.  G.,  of  a  silver  bowl  from  the  members,  "in 
recognition  of  his  work  as  President  of  the  Society  for 
two  terms  and  his  ever  ready  willingness  to  further  the 
best  interests  of  the  Society  during  his  residence  in 
New  York." 

At  their  first  meeting  during  this  year,  the  Society 
voted  their  cordial  thanks  to  Mr.  Berkeley  Mostyn 
for  his  work  in  the  past  as  delegate  from  the 
St.  George's  Society  to  the  St.  Luke's  Hospital,  1908 
and  also  for  his  untiring  services  in  obtaining 
for  the  use  of  the  Society,  twenty  beds  in  the  Hospital. 
The  Secretary  was  likewise  instructed  to  insert  the 
motion  in  the  minutes  and  send  a  copy  of  the  same  to 
Mr.  Mostyn. 

The  members  also  were  informed  that  the  Rt.  Hon. 
James  Bryce,  O.  M.,  the  British  Ambassador  accredited 
to  the  United  States  of  America,  had  accepted  the 
honour  of  being  enrolled  amongst  the  Honorary  Mem- 
bers of  the  Society. 

Shortly  after  voting  their  thanks  to  Mr.  Berkeley 
Mostyn,  the  Society  received  notice  of  his  death.  A 
meeting  of  the  Executive  Committee  passed  a 
resolution  that  "the  St.  George's  Society  has  lost  1909 
a  man  of  noble  character,  a  loyal  friend,  a  true 
Englishman,  and  one  who  for  more  than  thirty  years  had 
laboured  in  many  ways  in  the  interests  of  the  Society, 
and  who  will  always  be  especially  remembered  as  one 
of  our  delegates  to  St.  Luke's  Hospital,  and  the  one 


who  perhaps  did  more  than  any  other  towards  securing 
the  enduring  and  untold  benefit  which  the  St.  George's 
Society  receives  from  its  connections  with  that  institu- 

Steamship  Privileges  Revoked 

At  this  annual  meeting  the  Chairman  of  the  Execu- 
tive Committee  had  to  report  that  one  of  the  sources 
of  benefit,  which  the  Society  had  been  for  a  long  time 
able  to  rely  upon,  had  been  suddenly  closed  to  them. 
For  a  considerable  number  of  years  previous  to  this, 
the  Cunard  and  the  White  Star  Steamship  Lines  had 
generously  granted  free  passage  to  deserving  but  needy 
persons  who  had  applied  to  the  St.  George's  Society  for 
aid.  Now,  however,  the  members  were  informed  that 
these  welcome  grants  had  been  cancelled  and  that,  al- 
though the  Committee  had  written  to  Mr.  Harold 
Sanderson,  manager  of  the  White  Star  Line,  and  an 
ex-President  of  the  Society,  his  reply  had  been  un- 
favourable. Mr.  Sanderson  had  told  them  that  he  had 
brought  the  question  of  these  passages  specially  before 
the  Steamship  Conference  held  in  Paris,  but  had  not 
succeeded  in  getting  a  favourable  reply.  In  his  opinion 
it  seemed  that  nothing  further  could  be  done  in  the 

A  special  appeal  of  the  Executive  Committee  for  an 
increase  to  their  funds  resulted  at  this  date  in  the 
collection  of  over  $800  together  with  special  Christmas 
donations  amounting  to  another 

Hudson-Fulton  Celebration 

In  the  month  of  June,  1909,  Mr.  L.  B.  Sanderson, 
the  Vice  President,  acting  on  behalf  of  the  President, 


Mr.  Beddall,  who  was  then  in  ill  health,  called  a  meet- 
ing of  the  principal  officers  of  the  other  British  Societies 
in  New  York,  to  arrange  for  the  entertainment  of 
Admiral  Sir  Edward  Hobart  Seymour,  0.  M.,  G.  C.  B., 
and  of  the  officers  of  the  Cruiser  Squadron  dispatched 
by  His  Majesty's  Government  to  New  York,  in  connec- 
tion with  the  international  celebration  of  the  Hudson- 
Fulton  anniversaries. 

A  banquet  in  their  honour  was  organized  by  the 
representatives  of  the  five  societies  concerned  and  took 
place  at  the  Waldorf-Astoria  on  the  night  of  October 
5th,  with  Mr.  Sanderson,  the  St.  George's  acting 
President,  in  the  chair.  Among  the  foreign  representa- 
tives who  were  present,  were  Gross  Admiral  Von  Koster 
of  the  Imperial  German  Navy  and  Admiral  Le  Pord, 
commanding  the  French  Battleship  squadron.  The 
whole  ceremony  was  carried  out  with  the  greatest  en- 
thusiasm and  it  was  generally  admitted  to  be  one  of 
the  most  successful  features  of  the  entire  Hudson- 
Fulton  celebration. 

In  this  year,  Mr.  Robert  Waller  died  on  the  eve  of 
his  89th  birthday.  He  had  been  a  member  of  St. 
George's  Society  for  almost  seventy  years  and  at  the 
time  of  his  death,  he  was  not  only  senior  but  the  oldest 
member  of  the  Society.  It  was  not,  however,  these 
facts  alone  that  made  Mr.  Waller's  personality  a 
notable  one,  but  rather  the  active  part  that  he  had 
taken  in  the  conduct  of  the  Society's  affairs  during  the 
greater  part  of  his  long  connection  with  it  as  a  member. 
For  almost  thirty  years  he  had  been  a  member  of  the 
Executive  Committee  and  its  chairman  for  a  consider- 
able period.  On  two  occasions  he  had  served  as  Vice 
President,  and,  altogether,  the  value  of  his  work  might 


be  justly  said  to  be  commensurate  with  the  lengthy- 
period  over  which  it  extended. 

Death  of  Edward  VII 

On  May  7th,  1910,  the  world  in  general  and  the 

British  Empire  in  particular  were  shocked  to  hear  of 

the  death,  after  a   very   short  illness,   of   His 

1910  Majesty,  King  Edward  VII.     This  Society,  to- 
gether with  the  other  British  Societies  of  New 

York,  after  cabling  a  message  of  sympathy  to  Queen 
Alexandra,  arranged  that  a  committee  be  appointed 
to  consider  what  steps  should  be  taken  to  express  their 
feelings  in  suitable  form.  It  was  ascertained  that  the 
Rev.  Dr.  Manning,  the  Rector  of  Trinity  Church,  was 
ready  to  hold  a  memorial  service,  and  that  C.  W. 
Bennet,  H.  B.  M.'s  Consul-General,  had  agreed  to  act 
with  the  Committee  in  looking  after  the  details.  This 
Memorial  Service  was  held  at  Trinity  Church  on 
Friday,  the  20th  of  May,  by  the  Rev.  Dr.  Manning, 
assisted  by  the  Chaplains  of  the  different  societies,  and 
also  the  Chaplain  of  the  Seamen's  Institute.  So  great 
had  been  the  number  of  applications  for  seats  that 
another  service  was  held  at  St.  Paul's  Chapel,  Vesey 
Street  and  Broadway,  simultaneously  with  the  one  at 
Trinity  Church. 

Increase  in  Membership 

At  the  annual  meeting  of  the  preceding  year,  it  had 

been  resolved  to  make  a  special  effort  to  increase  the 

membership  of  the  Society,  and  a  special  com- 

1911  mittee  had  been  appointed  for  the  purpose  of 
going  thoroughly  into  the  matter.     The  energy 

and  systematic  work  of  this  committee  not  only  brought 


in   many   new   members   but   its   activity   stimulated 

other  members  with  the  result  that  the  Society  could 

shortly  boast  that  it  was  able  to  show  for  the  first  time 

in  its  history,  a  member's  roll  with  over  six  hundred 

names,  and  the  hope  naturally  arose  that  the  good 

work,  done  in  the  past,  would  increase  proportionally 

with  this  large  infusion  of  new  vigour.     The  actual 

figures  were: 

Honorary  Members 3 

Life  Members 108 

Annual  Members 500 

making  a  total  of  611  members  as  compared  with  the 

previous  total  membership  of  499.     In  the  Secretary's 

report  this  gratifying  fact  is  duly  noted  in  the  following 

remarks:     "This  shows  an  increase  of  112  members,  a 

larger  increase  than  has  ever  been  shown  in  one  year, 

and  raises  the  Society  to  a  new  high-water  mark.    We 

trust  that  our  members  will  continue  their  exertions 

and  endeavour  to  keep  up  this  most  excellent  ratio  of 


Coronation  Day 

On  June  22nd,  the  day  of  the  Coronation  of  King 
George  V  and  Queen  Mary,  a  special  service  was  held 
at  Trinity  Church,  at  which  the  Society  was  largely  rep- 
resented. So  great  indeed  was  the  number  of  applicants 
that  the  Executive  Committee  were  quite  unable  to  pro- 
vide seating  accommodation  for  all  who  wished  to  attend. 

At  the  semi-annual  meeting  of  the  Society,  held  on 
October  23rd,  two  motions  of  rather  more  than  usual 
interest  were  put  before  the  members  and  carried. 
The  first  of  these,  related  to  the  present  volume.  Its 
substance  was  to  the  effect  that  "The  History  of  the 
Society  should  be  brought  up  to  date  and  reprinted, 


after  a  circular  shall  have  been  sent  to  the  members  to 
ascertain  which  of  them  are  willing  to  subscribe,  and 
that  a  Committee  be  appointed  by  the  President  for 
that  purpose."  The  other  motion  was  that  an  address 
of  welcome  be  presented  to  H.  R.  H.  the  Duke  of 
Connaught  upon  his  arrival  on  this  continent  to  take 
up  the  office  of  Governor-General  of  Canada.  On  the 
arrival  of  the  Duke  of  Connaught  in  Canada,  the 
President,  Mr.  Lloyd  B.  Sanderson,  sent  a  cordial  letter 
of  greeting  to  the  new  Governor-General.  On  the 
strength  of  the  fact  that  the  Duke  has  been  an  Honor- 
ary Member  of  this  Society  for  over  forty  years,  it  may 
be  appropriate  to  quote  a  few  lines  from  the  letter  that 
the  Society  tendered  to  him  on  this  occasion: 

"On  behalf  of  the  St.  George's  Society  of  New  York, 
and  as  its  President,  I  have  the  honour  to  extend  to 
Your  Royal  Highness,  one  of  our  oldest  members,  a 
very  loyal  welcome  to  these  shores.  It  is  a  source  of 
profound  satisfaction  to  this  Ancient  and  Philanthropic 
Society,  composed  of  Englishmen  resident  here,  their 
sons  and  grandsons  of  both  American  and  British  birth 
and  nationality  to  feel  that  they  have  residing  on  this 
side  of  the  Atlantic  and  within  a  few  hours'  distance  of 
New  York,  a  Prince  of  that  Reigning  House  for  which 
they  entertain  sentiments  of  so  much  loyalty  and 
devotion,  especially  a  Prince,  whose  career  has  been  so 
distinguished  and  above  all,  so  useful  to  the  British 
Empire  as  that  of  Your  Royal  Highness." 

"Titanic"  Disaster 

The  Annual  Dinner  of  the  Society  was  cancelled  this 
year  on  account  of  the  appalling  catastrophe  that  will, 
in  the  annals  of  the  sea,  be  inseparably  bound  up  with 


the  name  of  the  Titanic.  It  was  a  fitting  and  seemly 
act  on  the  part  of  the  members,  to  lay  aside  all 
thought  of  festivity  during  a  time  of  sorrow  1912 
that  shocked  two  continents  and  reverberated 
round  the  world.  St.  George's  Day  of  1912  was  ac- 
cordingly devoted  to  a  Memorial  Service,  conducted  by 
the  Rev.  W.  T.  Manning,  D.D.,  in  Trinity  Church,  for 
the  fifteen  hundred  souls  lost  in  the  wreck.  Officials 
of  the  White  Star  and  Cunard  Steamship  Companies, 
survivors  of  the  disaster,  and  many  notable  people 
attended  the  service  which  was  held  under  the  auspices 
of  the  Society.  The  opening  part  of  the  service  was 
conducted  by  the  Rev.  Dr.  Courtney,  Chaplain  of  St. 
George's  Society,  and  former  Bishop  of  Nova  Scotia, 
while  the  Rev.  Dr.  Manning  read  the  closing  prayers 
after  which  "Nearer,  My  God,  to  Thee,"  was  sung  as 
the  recessional  hymn.  More  than  half  of  the  six 
hundred  members  of  this  Society  and  their  friends  were 
present  at  this  service  which  was  one  of  the  most  im- 
pressive held  in  Trinity  Church  in  recent  years. 

A  committee  was  also  appointed  by  the  members  of 
the  Society,  to  raise  funds  for  the  relief  of  the  Titanic 
sufferers,  and,  at  the  October  meeting,  it  was  reported 
"that  out  of  $1,364,  so  received,  $1,085  had  been  ex- 
pended, leaving  a  balance  of 

"Havens"  Relief  Fund 

During  this  year  also  through  the  much  appreciated 
efforts  of  one  of  the  members  of  the  Executive  Com- 
mittee, the  charitable  funds  of  the  Society  were  materi- 
ally helped  by  an  annual  grant  of  $250  from  the 
Havens  Relief  Fund  Society.  This  money  is  available 
only  for  cases  of  direct  relief  and  its  expenditure  is 


under  the  special  supervision  of  the  Chairman  of  the 
Executive  Committee  ex  officio.  This  Committee,  on 
behalf  of  the  St.  George's  Society,  expressed  to  the 
Havens  Relief  Fund  Society,  its  appreciation  of  this 
generous  grant. 

At  the  127th  Annual  dinner,  held  at  the  Waldorf- 
Astoria,  the  St.  George's  Society  had  as  their  guest  of 
honour,  Walter  H.  Page,  the  recently  appointed 
1913  Ambassador  to  Great  Britain,  who,  in  the  course 
of  some  quietly  witty  remarks,  thanked  the  mem- 
bers and  their  guests  for  the  privilege  of  permitting  him 
to  begin  his  English  studies  before  he  left  home.  The 
theme  of  his  speech  was  the  great  common  heritage 
of  England  and  America,  and  the  necessity  for  em- 
phasizing the  mutual  interests  of  the  two  nations  and  for 
ever  keeping  green  the  memories  of  our  * 'heroes  of  action 
or  literature,  sea-dogs,  heroes,  poets, — gentlemen  all," 
because  "our  race  on  both  sides  of  the  sea  keeps  its 
elemental  youth  by  remembering  its  common,  immor- 
tal heritage  of  men  of  great  deeds  and  noble  speech." 

Perhaps  the  most  notable  feature  of  the  evening 
was  the  presentation  by  the  President  of  the  Society, 
of  the  original  of  the  recently  discovered  song,  first 
sung  at  the  second  anniversary  of  the  Society  on  St. 
George's  Day,  in  1771,  and  to  which  allusion  has 
already  been  made.  Fac-simile  copies  of  this  most  in- 
teresting document  were  distributed  as  souvenirs  among 
the  members  and  their  guests.  The  song  was  also 
splendidly  rendered  by  one  of  the  singers,  and,  as  its 
last  echoes  died  away,  many  of  those  present  must 
have  felt  the  unique  privilege  that  was  theirs  of  listening 
to  the  words  and  tune  of  a  song  that  had  lain  unknown 
and  utterly  forgotten  for  nearly  a  century  and  a  half. 

Goldsborough  Banyar 

First  President 
i 786- i 787 

Mr.  Goldsborough  Banyar  was  elected  first  President 
of  the  St.  George's  Society  on  January  23rd,  1786.  He 
was  born  in  London  in  1724,  and  came  to  America 
about  1737.  In  1746  he  was  appointed  Auditor-Gen- 
eral and  afterwards  served  as  Deputy  Clerk  of  the 
Council.  In  1752  he  was  elected  Registrar  of  the 
Court  of  Chancery,  in  1753  Judge  of  Probate,  and  in 
1757,  a  Trustee  of  the  New  York  Society  Library.  His 
public  life  came  to  an  end  with  the  termination  of 
British  rule  in  this  city.  Mr.  Banyar  married  in  1767, 
the  widow  of  Major  Appy.  This  lady  was  the  daughter 
of  Major  Abraham  Mortier,  the  British  Paymaster  of 
the  forces  in  North  America.  There  were  two  children 
of  the  marriage,  the  elder  of  whom,  Goldsborough 
Banyar,  Jr.,  married  Maria,  daughter  of  Chief  Justice 
Jay.  After  leaving  the  public  service,  Mr.  Banyar 
removed  to  Brunswick,  near  Albany,  in  1787.  His 
death  took  place  in  1815  at  Albany. 

The  following  description  of  him  in  his  later  years, 
is  taken  from  "Random  Recollections  of  Albany," 
published  in  1854,  in  Albany  Annals: 

"Among  other  curious  subjects  that  attracted  my 
attention  during  the  early  part  of  my  residence  in 
Albany,  was  a  blind  old  man  led  about  the  streets  by 
his  coloured  servant. 

"It  was  old  Mr.  Goldsborough  Banyar,  a  most  in- 
telligent, wealthy  and  respectable  old  gentleman. 



First  President 


"He  was  the  most  perfect  type  of  the  Anglo-American 
then  living  (1809).  He  was  the  last  of  a  race,  or  class  of 
men  now  totally  extinct — a  race  born  in  England,  grown 
rich  in  America,  proud  of  their  birth  and  prouder  of 
their  fortune.  He  had  been  a  Secretary  of  State  under 
the  Colonial  Government.  At  the  breaking  out  of  the 
Revolution,  very  naturally,  and,  the  prospect  consid- 
ered, very  wisely,  he  took  sides,  not  arms,  with  the 
mother  country. 

"A  short,  stout  built  man,  English  alike  in  form,  in 
character  and  aspect,  and,  at  the  closing  years  of  his 
life,  infirm,  gouty,  and  nearly  blind,  but  still  sound  in 
mind  and  venerable  in  appearance." 


Second  President 

Theophylact  Bache 

Second  President 

The  family  name  of  Bache  has  been  traced  to  a 
knight  called  De  La  Beche  who  followed  William  the 
Conqueror  from  Normandy  in  1066.  The  more  imme- 
diate ancestor  of  Theophylact  Bache,  was  a  Collector 
of  Excise  in  Settle  in  the  West  Riding  of  Yorkshire, 
where  the  subject  of  this  notice  was  born  in  1734.  At 
an  early  age  he  came  out  to  New  York  under  the  care 
of  Mr.  Paul  Richard,  a  relative  by  marriage.  This 
gentleman,  who  at  one  time  filled  the  office  of  Mayor 
of  New  York,  employed  young  Theophylact  as  his 
assistant.  The  industrious  apprentice  was  so  highly 
esteemed  by  Mr.  Richard  that,  when  the  latter  died, 
he  left  his  clerk  a  considerable  sum  of  money. 

Mr.  Bache  married  on  October  16th,  1760,  Ann  Doro- 
thy, daughter  of  Andrew  Barclay.  Amongst  their  fam- 
ily three  sons  became  identified  with  the  St.  George's 

Mr.  Bache  filled  many  positions  of  trust  in  the  City. 
For  many  years  he  was  a  vestryman  of  old  Trinity 
Church.  In  1773  he  was  elected  President  of  the  New 
York  Chamber  of  Commerce  and  was  also  for  three 
years  President  of  the  New  York  Hospital  of  which 
also  he  was  a  Governor  for  a  good  many  years.  Mr. 
Bache  retired  from  active  business  life  in  1803  and 
afterwards  spent  much  of  his  time  at  his  country  resi- 
dence in  Flatbush,  Long  Island. 

The  portrait,  reproduced  here,  is  from  a  picture  in 
the  New  York  Chamber  of  Commerce. 


Miles  Sherbrooke 

Third  President 

The  third  President  of  St.  George's  Society  was  a 
prominent  merchant  in  New  York  and  a  partner  in  the 
Auction  House  of  Perry,  Hays,  and  Sherbrooke.  In 
the  year  1774  he  had  been  elected  a  member  of  the 
Committee  of  Correspondence  of  Fifty-One,  and 
throughout  the  period  of  war  he  remained  in  New 
York  quietly  carrying  on  his  business  in  Mill  Street. 
During  this  period  he  lived  in  Flatbush,  Long  Island, 
where  he  underwent  the  experience  of  being  captured 
in  June,  1778,  by  an  American  officer  called  Captain 
Mariner,  who  owed  Sherbrooke  a  personal  grudge.  It 
is  interesting  to  note  that  Mr.  Bache,  the  previous 
president  of  St.  George's  Society,  was  likewise  taken 
prisoner  at  the  same  time.  In  the  following  year  his 
property  was  confiscated  and  he  was  banished  from  the 
city.  A  few  years  later  he  petitioned  the  New  York 
Legislature  for  a  reversal  of  his  attainder.  This  ap- 
pears to  have  been  granted,  since  it  is  recorded  that 
he  had  again  settled  in  New  York  in  1790,  in  a  house  in 
Whitehall  Street.  His  position  soon  became  an  assured 
one  again,  and  his  interest  in  the  welfare  of  the  dis- 
tressed is  proved  by  the  fact  that  he  was  one  of  the 
Vestry  appointed  by  General  Robertson  to  relieve  the 
poor  of  the  city.  The  same  desire  to  render  help 
induced  him  to  join  this  Society  in  its  second  year  of 
existence,  and,  as  this  sketch  indicates,  he  rose  in  a 
few  years  to  the  highest  position  in  the  gift  of  the 



members.  Mr.  Sherbrooke's  importance  in  the  busi- 
ness world  of  his  day  is  proved  by  the  fact  that  he  was 
one  of  the  incorporators  of  the  New  York  Chamber  of 
Commerce.  He  left  behind  him  the  reputation  of  being 
"a  merchant  of  great  ability  and  a  gentleman  of  a 
warm,  social  nature,  combined  with  a  versatile  and 
well-stored  mind." 

Joshua  Waddington 

Fourth  President 

The  fourth  president  of  the  society  was  born  at 
Blyth,  Nottinghamshire,  England  and  was  the  seventh 
son  of  the  rector  of  Harworth.  He  came  to  America 
in  1776  to  join  his  brothers,  William  and  Henry,  who 
had  already  established  themselves  in  New  York  as 
importers  of  foreign  goods.  His  arrival  took  place  on 
the  memorable  28th  of  September  when  one-half  of  the 
city  was  destroyed  by  fire. 

After  his  brothers  returned  to  England,  Joshua  Wad- 
dington became  the  leading  figure  in  the  linen  importing 
trade  of  America,  doing  business  under  the  name  of 
J.  Waddington  &  Co.,  at  the  corner  of  Pine  and  Pearl 
Streets,  until  the  firm  was  dissolved  at  the  time  of  the 
War  of  1812. 

Mr.  Waddington  married,  in  1780,  a  daughter  of 
Mr.  Elias  Desbrosses,  and,  on  her  death,  he  again 
married  in  1804,  Gertrude  Gouveneur,  daughter  of 
Abraham  Ogden. 

In  1787  Mr.  Waddington  was  elected  a  Director  of 
the  Bank  of  New  York,  and  in  addition  he  was  inter- 
ested as  a  stockholder  and  director  in  many  of  the 
other  old  Banks,  Insurance  Companies,  and  joint  stock 
enterprises  of  the  city  of  his  day. 

"He  is  said  to  have  been  one  of  the  most  energetic 
and  socially  disposed  merchants  of  his  day  and  to  have 
entertained  his  friends  and  associates  with  regal 
splendour,  and  was  never  better  pleased  than  when 



extending  true  English  hospitality  at  his  home,  or 
while  distributing  charity  to  his  fellow-countrymen  in 
distress.  He  was  a  true  son  of  St.  George,  proud  of 
his  family  and  of  the  land  of  his  birth,  and  careful  of  all 
that  concerned  his  honour  and  good  name." 

Mr.  Waddington's  long  and  well-spent  life  came  to 
a  close  in  1844  when  he  died  in  the  89th  year  of  his  age. 

Samuel  Corp 

Fifth  President 
1809-1812,  and  1821-1824 

The  senior  partner  in  the  English  exporting  house  of 
Corp,  Ellis,  and  Shaw,  was  elected  the  fifth  president 
of  St.  George's  Society  in  1809.  During  the  last  years 
of  the  eighteenth  century  Mr.  Corp's  business  was 
situated  at  171  Pearl  Street  and  he  then  occupied 
rooms  over  his  store,  as  was  the  custom  of  New  York 
merchants  at  that  early  day.  In  1806  his  firm  became 
involved  in  the  Caracas  Expedition  through  its  deal- 
ings with  Mr.  Samuel  G.  Ogden,  who  was  induced  by 
General  Miranda  to  enter  upon  a  wild  scheme  for  the 
liberation  of  South  America.  A  ship  called  Leander 
was  fitted  out  with  war  material  and  150  young  men 
from  the  city  sailed  with  her.  This  visionary  expedi- 
tion to  Caracas  turned  out,  however,  a  complete 
failure  and  the  main  loss  fell  upon  Mr.  Corp  who 
honourably  discharged  in  full  all  the  obligations  that 
had  been  contracted. 

In  the  St.  George's  Society  Mr.  Corp  filled  the 
position  of  Steward  in  1788,  1794,  and  1795.  He  was 
an  active  member  of  the  Charitable  Committee  from 
1796  to  1799,  and  was  Vice  President  from  1800  to 
1808.  After  his  first  period  of  office  as  President,  he 
was  again  called  upon  to  fill  the  chair  between  1821 
and  1824.  Altogether  Mr.  Corp  was  connected  with 
the  society  for  the  long  period  of  fifty-two  years.  He 
had  been  one  of  the  original  subscribers  in  1786  and 
remained  a  member  in  good  standing  until  his  death 



in  1838.  When  he  died  in  harness  in  that  year,  his 
commercial  career  in  New  York  had  lasted  almost 
sixty  years.  It  is  interesting  to  note  that  the  minutes 
of  the  meeting,  which  passed  resolutions  in  praise  of 
Mr.  Corp's  services,  were  signed  by  James  B.  Elliman, 
who  was  elected  a  member  in  1833  and  was  still  alive 
in  1886.  The  two  lives  of  Mr.  Corp  and  Mr.  Elliman 
thus  formed  a  unique  record  in  covering  by  their 
membership  a  complete  century  of  service  on  behalf  of 
the  Society. 

Jonathan  Ogden 

Sixth  President 

From  1813  to  1815,  "during  the  War  no  annual 
meetings  were  held,"  and  the  office  of  President  re- 
mained vacant.  The  next  gentleman  to  serve  was 
Mr.  Jonathan  Ogden  who  was  a  Yorkshireman  by 
descent,  having  been  born  March  6th,  1768,  in  the 
parish  of  Leeds,  in  the  county  of  York,  in  England. 
His  arrival  in  this  country  nearly  coincided  in  point  of 
time  with  the  establishment  of  the  Society.  Shortly 
after  his  settlement  here  he  had  the  privilege,  as  he 
was  wont  to  relate  in  after  years,  of  witnessing  the 
inauguration  of  Washington  as  First  President  of  the 
United  States, 

In  1804  he  was  married  at  Trinity  Church  to  Miss 
Charlotte  Eliza  Walton  and  they  had  a  family  of  two 
sons  and  three  daughters. 

Soon  after  arriving  in  America,  he  established  the 
house  of  Ogden,  Day,  &  Co.,  afterwards  Ogden,  Fergu- 
son, &  Co.,  and  so  prosperous  did  he  become  among 
the  merchant  princes  of  his  day  that  he  was  said  to 
have  been  at  one  time  the  largest  holder  of  cotton  in 
the  United  States. 

In  1795  he  was  elected  a  member  of  the  New  York 
Chamber  of  Commerce  and  held  that  position  for  nearly 
forty  years.  For  a  considerable  period,  also,  he  be- 
longed to  this  Society,  serving  on  its  Charitable  Com- 
mittee from  1806  to  1815.  It  may  be  noted  that  his 
partners,  Mr.  John  Day  and  Mr.  Samuel  Ferguson, 



were  Vice  Presidents  of  the  Society  during  Mr.  Corp's 
term  of  office. 

Mr.  Ogden's  death  took  place  on  January  2nd,  1833, 
at  his  residence,  4  State  Street,  and  he  was  buried  in 
Trinity  Church  near  the  scene  of  his  many  activities. 

Thomas  Dixon 

Seventh  President 

The  office  of  President  was  held  by  Mr.  Dixon  for 
a  longer  period  than  by  any  other  occupant  of  the 
chair  except  Theophylact  Bache.  Altogether  he  served 
the  Society  in  its  highest  post  for  nearly  a  whole  decade. 
In  1816,  as  a  young  man,  he  came  to  America  from 
England  where  he  had  been  born  in  1792.  Gradually 
he  built  up  a  prosperous  business  in  the  dry  goods  trade 
at  77  Pine  Street,  and  there  continued  for  many  years, 
although  at  a  later  period  of  his  active  business  life  he 
became  a  banker  and  dealer  in  foreign  exchange.  He 
was  a  resident  of  New  York  for  nearly  half  a  century 
and  during  that  time  did  his  full  share  in  building  up 
the  wealth  and  grandeur  of  the  city. 

In  the  affairs  of  the  St.  George's  Society  he  took  a 
very  special  concern  and  "his  cheque  for  one  hundred 
dollars  came  as  regularly  to  the  Treasurer  as  the  years 
rolled  along."  In  personal  appearance  he  was  of  a 
tall  commanding  presence  and  his  genial  courtesy  as  a 
host  rendered  him  eminently  fitted  to  perform  the 
duties  attached  to  the  chair  of  a  social  and  charitable 

Mr.  Dixon  returned  to  England  in  1862  and  died  at 
Eastbourne,  Sussex,  on  October  3rd  of  that  year. 


Joseph  Fowler 

Eighth  President 
1835-1836;  1843;  1846;  1856 

Mr.  Fowler's  popularity  with  his  fellow  members  of 
St.  George  is  best  seen  in  the  fact  that  they  chose  him 
as  President  on  no  fewer  than  four  different  occasions. 
During  his  last  year  as  President,  he  was  H.  B.  M. 
Acting  Consul  at  New  York,  filling  that  post  during 
the  interval  between  the  retirement  of  Mr.  Anthony 
Barclay,  and  the  appointment  of  Mr.  E.  M.  Archibald. 
During  his  tenure  of  this  important  office  he  enjoyed 
the  full  confidence  not  only  of  the  Government  at 
home  but  also  of  the  English  residents  in  New  York. 




Ninth  President 

Anthony  Barclay 

Ninth  President 

Although  born  in  New  York,  Mr.  Barclay  and  his 
two  elder  brothers  always  considered  themselves  British 
subjects  since  they  had  been  born  under  the  flag  of  the 
Consulate,  their  father  being  British  Consul  at  New 
York  in  the  early  days  of  the  republic,  when  Washing- 
ton, Adams,  and  Jefferson  were  Presidents. 

Mr.  Barclay  spent  a  number  of  his  earlier  years  in 
Savannah,  where  he  married  Mrs.  Glen,  a  wealthy 
widow  of  that  city.  When  he  returned  to  New  York, 
he  entered  the  business  of  his  brothers  who  had  been 
rapidly  rising  to  the  very  highest  eminence  as  mer- 

Mr.  Barclay,  who  was  generally  known  among  his 
friends  as  Colonel  Barclay,  first  lived  in  Dey  Street, 
near  Greenwich  Street.  Afterwards  his  residence  was 
in  College  Place  where  his  house  became  a  leading 
social  centre  largely  due  to  his  brilliant  and  intellectual 
wife  who  was  acknowledged  to  be  New  York's  most 
fascinating  conversationalist  of  her  day. 

In  December,  1842,  on  his  being  appointed  British 
Consul  for  New  York,  he  retired  from  the  firm  of 
Barclay  and  Livingston,and  placed  all  his  acknowledged 
abilities  at  the  service  of  the  British  Government. 
As  Consul  he  succeeded  Mr.  James  Buchanan,  who 
had  held  that  office  from  1816  up  to  that  time,  and  he 
was  assisted  by  Mr.  Robert  Bunch  as  Vice-Consul 
to  whom  reference  is  made  further  on  in  this  volume 



in  connection  with  St.  Luke's  Hospital.  During 
the  Crimean  War,  he  was  relieved  of  his  office  on 
the  charge  that  he  had  enlisted  men  for  service  in 
the  field.  This  accusation,  however,  was  satisfactorily 
explained  away,  and  Mr.  Barclay  was  awarded  a 
pension  by  his  Government.  This  he  lived  to  enjoy 
for  nearly  twenty  years.  On  his  withdrawal  from 
public  service,  he  retired  to  his  country  mansion  near 
Hartford,  Conn.,  where  he  died  on  March  17,  1877,  in 
the  85th  year  of  his  age. 

Charles  Edwards 

Tenth  President 
i 840-1841 

In  1840  the  St.  George's  Society  chose  Mr.  Charles 
Edwards  as  their  tenth  president.  His  early  manhood 
was  spent  in  England  where  he  was  born  on  May  30th, 
1797.  He  settled  in  New  York  in  1825  and  soon  made  a 
name  for  himself  both  as  lawyer  and  writer.  His 
reputation  among  his  professional  brethren  was  a  high 
one  and  he  enhanced  it  greatly  by  publishing  in  1833 
four  volumes  entitled,  "The  Chancery  Reports."  This 
work  proved  of  such  high  merit  that  a  second  edition 
was  called  for  in  1844. 

His  second  literary  production  was  a  monograph, 
"The  History  and  Poetry  of  Finger  Rings,"  and  this 
was  followed  by  "Feathers  from  my  Wing,"  and 
"Pleasantries  about  Courts  and  Lawyers."  This  last 
work,  which  was  dedicated  to  his  son  who  is  still  in  the 
land  of  the  living,  contains  many  entertaining  anecdotes 
of  Alexander  Hamilton,  Daniel  Webster,  William  H. 
Seward  and  other  notable  leaders  of  that  generation. 
The  book  abounds  in  wit  and  is  still  well  worth  perusal. 
Mr.  Edwards  was  very  fond  of  and  a  great  devotee  to 
private  theatricals,  a  man  of  most  untiring  energy, 
both  socially  and  professionally  and  one  of  the  most 
versatile  and  learned  men  who  have  had  the  honour  of 
presiding  over  the  St.  George's  Society. 

His  hospitality  was  on  the  most  lavish  scale,  and  one 
of  his  boon  companions  was  Anthony  Barclay,  who  had 
already  preceded  him   as  President  of  St.   George's, 



Tenth  President 


The  two  of  them  were  always  the  life  and  soul  of  the 
company  that  delighted  to  gather  around  them  to  hear 
their  exceptional  powers  of  conversation. 

Mr.  Edwards  died  on  May  30th,  1868,  leaving  a 
widow  and  four  sons,  one  of  whom,  Pierrepont,  was 
for  some  years  British  Vice-Consul  for  the  port  of 
New  York,  and  is  still  a  member  of  this  Society. 


Eleventh  President 
1842  and  1848 

Edward  Fisher  Sanderson 

Eleventh  President 
1842  and  1848 

Mr.  Sanderson  had  the  honour  of  being  elected  Presi- 
dent of  St.  George's  Society  on  two  different  occasions. 
An  Englishman  by  birth,  Mr.  Sanderson  came  to 
America  in  1823,  when  he  had  reached  the  age  of 
twenty-four.  He  made  a  start  in  business  at  134  Pearl 
Street  and  his  integrity  and  ability  soon  enabled  him 
to  build  up  a  very  successful  connection.  In  the  course 
of  time  he  became  the  senior  member  of  the  Sheffield 
and  New  York  firm  of  Sanderson  Brothers  &  Co. 
This  firm  carried  on  its  affairs  for  a  considerable  num- 
ber of  years  at  16  Cliff  Street. 

Mr.  Sanderson's  energy  also  found  outlet  in  his 
duties  as  a  Director  of  the  Merchants'  Bank  as  well  as 
of  several  of  the  local  Insurance  Companies.  Mean- 
while, his  keen  interest  in  the  welfare  of  St.  George's 
Society  was  in  no  way  diminished  by  the  fact  that  he 
considered  it  his  duty  to  become  a  citizen  of  the  United 
States.  Much  of  Mr.  Sanderson's  leisure  was  devoted 
to  the  study  of  scientific  literature,  and  he  made  a 
special  study  of  mineralogy  in  which  he  gained  an 
expert  knowledge. 

Mr.  Sanderson,  who  had  married  a  daughter  of  Mr. 
Isaac  Carow,  returned  to  England  in  1856  after  he  had 
made  an  ample  fortune.  The  remaining  ten  years  of 
his  life  were  spent  in  the  country  of  his  birth  and  his 
death  took  place  on  September  26th,  1866,  when  he 
had  reached  the  67th  year  of  his  age. 



A  striking  testimony  to  his  many  good  qualities  was 
forthcoming  in  New  York  when  his  approaching  de- 
parture for  England  became  known.  His  brother  mer- 
chants and  his  fellow-members  of  the  St.  George's 
Society  joined  in  giving  him  a  public  reception  as  a 
proof  of  the  esteem  and  regard  they  entertained  for 
him  as  a  merchant,  a  philanthropist,  and  a  man. 

W.  B.  Cuthbertson 

Twelfth  President 

No  record  can  be  traced  of  Mr.  Cuthbertson's  early 
life  and  parentage  but  it  is  known  that  he  was  highly 
esteemed  as  an  English  merchant,  being  engaged  as  an 
extensive  importer  of  wines  and  spirits  in  Water  Street, 
New  York.  After  joining  the  St.  George's  Society,  he 
became  an  interested  and  active  worker  in  alleviating 
the  wants  of  his  fellow  countrymen,  and  was  particu- 
larly conscientious  in  his  attention  to  the  duties  of  the 
committees  upon  which  he  was  placed. 

An  amusing  story  of  a  clerk  of  his  deserves  a  few 
lines  here  for  its  preservation.  Needing  help  in  his 
office,  Mr.  Cuthbertson  was  prevailed  upon  to  engage 
at  a  rather  high  salary,  Tom  Oldfield,  a  young  blood  of 
the  day  and  a  son  of  his  old  friend,  the  head  of  the 
firm  of  Oldfield,  Bernard,  &  Company.  Needless  to 
say  the  new  recruit  was  not  exactly  fitted  for  the 
hum-drum  of  an  office  life  since  he  had  already  some- 
thing of  a  reputation  as  an  habitue  of  old  Washington 
Hall,  where  in  years  long  ago  the  Society  held  its  annual 
dinners.  After  being  appointed,  Tom  would  make  his 
appearance  at  the  office  at  precisely  two  o'clock  in  the 
afternoon.  This  went  on  for  a  week,  when  Mr.  Cuth- 
bertson, unable  to  stand  it  any  longer,  gave  his  lazy 
clerk  a  sound  lecture.  "But,  my  dear  sir,"  said  Tom, 
"I  don't  get  my  breakfast  until  one  o'clock — how  can 
I  come  earlier?"  "Get  your  breakfast  earlier,"  replied 
the  merchant.     "How  can  I?"  was  the  answer.     "I 



don't  get  up  until  past  twelve."  "Then  get  up  earlier," 
was  the  advice  given  him.  "How  can  I?"  asked  Tom, 
"when  I  don't  go  to  bed  until  daylight."  Further 
argument  was  deemed  useless  and  the  services  of  Old- 
field  were  gently  but  firmly  dispensed  with  by  the 
venerable  merchant. 

John  S.  Bartlett,  M.  D 

Thirteenth   President 

Dr.  John  S.  Bartlett  was  a  Dorsetshire  man,  having 
been  born  in  that  county  in  1790.  When  he  settled 
in  America  he  took  up  his  residence  in  New  York. 
Part  of  his  education  was  obtained  in  Scotland  and  he 
was  a  graduate  of  the  Edinburgh  College  of  Physicians 
in  1820.  For  some  years  after  he  came  to  America,  he 
edited  the  Albion  newspaper,  and  found  time  besides 
to  publish  a  considerable  number  of  books.  Among  his 
publications  were  several  professional  works.  Of  these 
the  most  important  were:  "The  Physician's  Pocket 
Synopsis,"  published  in  1822  at  Boston,  and  "A  Letter 
to  the  President,  Counsellors  and  Fellows  of  the  Massa- 
chusetts Medical  Society,"  published  in  the  same  city 
in  1837.  Dr.  Bartlett's  attainments  as  a  medical  man 
were  honoured  by  his  election  as  a  member  of  this 
Boston  Society. 

After  a  number  of  years  of  residence  at  Concord, 
Massachusetts,  Dr.  Bartlett  came  back  to  New  York 
and  lived  for  a  time  in  Barclay  Street.  In  later  years 
after  1853,  his  office  was  at  86  William  Street.  His 
death  took  place  at  Middletown  Point,  New  Jersey, 
on  the  25th  of  August,  1863.  He  was  recognized  by 
all  who  knew  him  as,  "a  man  of  happy,  social  tempera- 
ment, of  a  convivial  disposition,  delighting  in  all  the 
good  things  of  this  life,  a  keen  sportsman,  and  a  trusty 
son  of  Britain." 


John  C.  Beales,  M.  D. 

Fourteenth  President 
1849-1853  and  1858-1860 

Dr.  Beales  was  born  in  the  county  of  Norfolk, 
England,  in  1804.  He  was  educated  for  the  medical 
profession  and,  as  a  student,  attended  the  lectures  of 
John  Kendrick,  the  famous  English  surgeon.  After- 
wards he  became  dresser  at  St.  George's  Hospital, 
London,  to  the  celebrated  Sir  Benjamin  Brodie,  and 
eventually  graduated  from  the  Royal  College  of  Sur- 
geons, London,  in  1829.  In  the  same  year  he  left 
England  and  took  up  his  residence  in  Mexico,  where 
he  married  Donna  Dolores  De  Soto,  a  descendant  of 
Fernando  De  Soto,  the  discoverer  of  the  Mississippi 

In  1835  Dr.  Beales  removed  to  New  York  and  for 
many  years  was  medical  examiner  for  the  Albion  Life 
Insurance  Company.  Many  honours  were  conferred 
upon  him  in  the  years  that  followed.  He  was  admitted 
an  M.  R.  C.  S.  of  London,  and  a  Licentiate  of  the 
Proto  Medicato  of  Mexico.  In  New  York,  the  Acad- 
emy of  Medicine  made  him  a  Fellow  and  he  also  held 
the  honorary  degree  of  Doctor  of  Medicine  of  the 
College  of  Physicians  in  Madrid. 

For  many  years  Dr.  Beales  was  the  leading  spirit  in 
St.  George's  Society  and  was  always  ready  to  respond 
to  any  call  that  might  be  made  upon  either  his  time  or 
his  purse.  The  following  sentence  is  quoted  here  as 
giving  an  acquaintance's  impression  of  him.  "He  was 
a  tall,  well  built  specimen  of  an  Englishman,  fond  of 


JOHN  C.  BEALES,  M.  D.  131 

society,   a   giant   in   energy,    and   a   Demosthenes   in 

Dr.  Beales  was  in  his  74th  year  when  he  died  on 
July  25th,  1878.  His  family,  consisting  of  a  son  and 
a  daughter,  inherited  from  him  large  estates. 

William  Young 

Fifteenth  President 

William  Young,  one  of  the  descendants  of  a  very 
old  Scottish  family,  the  Youngs  of  Leny,  was  born  at 
Deptford  in  the  county  of  Kent,  England.  His  father, 
Vice-Admiral  W.  Young,  at  that  time  held  a  naval 
appointment  there. 

Mr.  Young  spent  a  number  of  years  both  in  the 
North  and  South  of  America  and  during  the  course  of 
his  travels,  married  a  lady  belonging  to  Charleston, 
South  Carolina.  After  settling  down  in  New  York,  he 
became  proprietor  and  editor  of  the  Albion  in  1848. 
This  journal,  which  no  longer  exists,  he  held  and  con- 
ducted for  eighteen  years,  embracing  the  difficult  period 
of  the  Civil  War  in  the  United  States.  In  1869,  Mr. 
Kinahan  Cornwallis,  one  of  our  oldest  living  members, 
purchased  the  Albion  from  him  and  his  publisher,  Mr. 
William  H.  Morrell,  who  was  also  until  his  death  a 
life  member  of  the  Society.  Mr.  Young  still  continued 
to  contribute  articles  to  his  former  paper  and  later 
began  the  publication  of  an  evening  paper,  the  first  of 
its  kind  in  New  York;  but,  as  he  lost  money  by  it,  he 
soon  discontinued  its  issue. 

In  1873,  Mr.  Young  left  New  York  to  reside  perma- 
nently in  Paris,  where  his  two  unmarried  daughters  had 
previously  taken  up  their  residence,  and  where  he  had 
lived  for  a  time  when  young.  Among  his  literary  con- 
tributions may  be  mentioned  his  translation  of  two 



hundred  of  Beranger's  Songs,  and  of  "L 'Homme  qui 
Rit"  one  of  Victor  Hugo's  romances. 

Mr  Kinahan  Cornwallis,  to  whom  we  are  indebted 
for  part  of  the  above  information,  knew  Mr.  Young 
intimately  and  thus  expresses  his  opinion  of  him:  "He 
was  a  well-bred  Englishman — tall,  fine-looking,  refined 
and  highly  educated  and  of  reserved  and  austere 
manner,  with  thoroughly  English  sentiments  and 

Septimus  Crookes 

Sixteenth  President 

No  record  has  been  preserved  either  of  Mr.  Crookes's 
birth  or  of  the  particular  line  of  business  in  which  he 
was  engaged  while  residing  in  this  city.  About  all 
that  is  known  of  him  is  that  he  was  a  warm  personal 
friend  of  Charles  Edwards,  a  former  President  of  St. 
George's  Society.  The  latter  in  witnessing  Mr. 
Crookes's  will  testified  that  he  had  known  him  inti- 
mately both  in  England  and  America  for  upwards  of 
thirty  years.  Mr.  Crookes  remained  a  bachelor  all  his 
life  and  died  during  the  latter  part  of  the  year  1867. 


Henry  Eyre 

Seventeenth  President 

Henry  Eyre  was  born  on  November  14th,  1815,  at 
Beverly,  in  Yorkshire.  After  being  educated  at  the 
Grammar  School  there,  he  went  to  Rio  de  Janeiro  in 
1829  and  began  his  business  career  in  the  well- 
known  house  of  Phipps  &  Co.  After  spending  ten 
years  there,  he  came  to  New  York  and  founded  the 
firm  of  J.  L.  Phipps  &  Co.  In  1850  he  retired  from 
that  firm  and  established  the  house  of  Henry  Eyre  & 
Co.,  in  New  York  and  Eyre,  Moke,  &  Co.  in  New 
Orleans,  in  connection  with  Johnson  &  Co.  of  Liverpool, 
Subsequently  he  went  into  business  for  himself  in  the 
South  American  and  China  trade,  and  soon  became 
one  of  the  largest  importers  in  New  York. 

Apart  from  his  other  activities,  he  held  the  post  of 
Director  of  the  New  York  Branch  of  the  Royal  Insur- 
ance Company  of  Liverpool,  as  well  as  similar  positions 
in  the  Bank  of  the  Republic  and  in  the  Con- 
tinental Insurance  Company. 

In  1849  Mr.  Eyre  married  Georgina,  third  daughter 
of  John  Eyre,  Esq.,  of  Eyre  Court,  County  Galway, 
Ireland.  Four  of  his  five  sons  by  this  marriage  after- 
wards became  life  members  of  the  St.  George's  Society. 
Mr.  Eyre  himself  had  joined  the  Society  in  1840,  and 
served  on  the  Charitable  Committee  in  1854-55,  and 
also  as  Vice  President  in  1856  and  1857. 

He  made  his  tenure  of  office  memorable  by  a  gift  of 
$5,000  in  1865  to  the  Permanent  Fund,  upon  the  con- 



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dition  that  a  similar  amount  should  be  raised  by  the 
members.  This  offer  was  promptly  and  liberally 
responded  to  and  by  the  time  the  list  was  closed  a 
sum  of  over  fifteen  thousand  dollars  had  been  raised. 
On  his  retirement  from  the  Presidency  he  continued 
to  be  a  firm  friend  of  the  Society,  and  upon  his  death, 
which  occurred  on  May  4th,  1882,  resolutions  ex- 
pressive of  deep  regret  and  sympathy  were  adopted  and 
forwarded  to  his  family. 


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Eighteenth  President 

Sir  Edward  Mortimer  Archibald 

Eighteenth  President 

Sir  Edward  Mortimer  Archibald  was  born  in  Truro, 
Nova  Scotia,  on  May  10th,  1810.  After  reading  law 
with  his  father,  who  was  Master  of  the  Rolls  of  Nova 
Scotia,  he  entered  the  British  service  as  Registrar  of 
the  Supreme  Court  of  St.  John's,  Newfoundland.  Sub- 
sequently he  became  Registrar  and  Clerk  of  the  Legis- 
lature and  then  in  succession  Attorney  General,  Advo- 
cate General,  and  Judge  of  the  Supreme  Court  of 

Some  years  later  Mr.  Archibald  was  appointed  to 
succeed  Mr.  Barclay  as  British  Consul  in  New  York 
and  in  1871  he  was  promoted  to  the  Consul  Generalship. 

During  the  Civil  War  and  the  Fenian  excitement, 
Mr.  Archibald's  duties  were  often  more  of  a  diplomatic 
than  a  commercial  nature,  and  the  success  which 
attended  his  performance  of  them  won  high  praise  from 
the  Home  Government  and  the  leading  men  in  this 
country.  At  the  close  of  the  war  he  was  made  a 
C.  B.  and  appointed  Treasurer  of  the  "Geneva  award." 
In  the  payment  of  that  award  he  carried  with  him  to 
Washington  in  one  instance  $15,000,000  in  one  cheque. 
A  curious  fact  in  connection  with  this  journey  was  that 
the  train  upon  which  the  Consul  General  was  travelling 
broke  down  and,  as  the  time  for  the  payment  of  the 
money  had  nearly  expired,  the  British  Government 
came  very  near  being  declared  a  defaulter. 



In  1880  Mr.  Archibald  was  entitled  to  retire  upon  a 
pension,  he  having  attained  the  age  of  seventy  years, 
but  an  exception  was  made  in  his  favour  by  Lord 
Salisbury,  and  he  was  requested  to  retain  his  office. 
In  1882  he  went  to  England,  where  he  was  knighted 
and  received  the  order  of  St.  Michael  and  St.  George, 
with  a  pension  of  £1,500  a  year.  Two  years  after- 
wards he  resigned  his  office  and  left  this  country  to 
reside  in  England.  On  his  retirement  from  the  Govern- 
ment service,  a  complimentary  dinner  attended  by  two 
hundred  representative  citizens,  was  given  to  him  at 

Sir  Edward  Archibald  died  at  Brighton,  England, 
on  February  8th,  1884. 

John  G.  Dale 

Nineteenth  President 

Mr.  Dale  was  a  native  of  Lancashire  in  England 
where  he  was  born  in  1830.  His  father  was  a  minister 
of  the  Episcopal  Church.  He  began  his  business 
career  with  the  shipping  firm  of  Richardson,  Spence  & 
Co.  of  Liverpool.  At  the  close  of  the  Crimean  War, 
the  Liverpool  and  Philadelphia  line  of  steamers  was 
established  between  these  two  cities  and  Mr.  Dale 
came  to  this  country  as  bookkeeper.  In  the  winter  of 
1856-7  the  Delaware  River  was  frozen  over  and  a 
vessel  of  this  line  in  seeking  a  harbour  put  into  the 
port  of  New  York.  This  accidental  arrival,  it  is  said, 
led  to  the  establishment  of  an  office  in  this  city  of 
which  Mr.  Dale  was  made  the  head.  Thenceforth,  he 
devoted  himself,  heart  and  soul,  to  the  building  up  of 
what  was  then  known  as  the  Inman  Steamship  Line. 
Some  time  afterward  Mr.  Dale  was  also  selected  as 
the  New  York  agent  of  the  British  and  Foreign  Marine 
Insurance  Company. 

After  serving  his  term  of  office  as  President  of  the 
St.  George's  Society,  he  was  appointed  Treasurer  and 
filled  that  office  with  great  satisfaction  to  the  members 
until  the  day  of  his  death.  Mr.  Dale's  liberality  in 
charitable  affairs  was  not  confined  to  the  work  of  the 
Society  for,  as  a  member  of  Calvary  Church,  he  took 
a  keen  interest  in  its  efforts  to  relieve  the  distressed. 

Further  evidence  of  his  capacity  for  affairs  was 
displayed  in  his  membership  of  the  Maritime  Exchange, 



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the  Produce  Exchange,  and  the  Chamber  of  Commerce. 
In  addition  to  these  he  became  a  member  of  the  Down 
Town  Association  and  of  the  Union  Club. 

Mr.  Dale  died  in  the  prime  of  his  life  at  55  Irving 
Place  in  this  city,  on  March  23rd,  1883.  In  speaking 
of  him  shortly  after  his  death  one  of  his  friends  said: 
"He  was  a  man  of  positive  convictions,  strong  in  his 
likes  and  dislikes.  At  the  dinner  table  he  was  the 
best  of  hosts." 


Twentieth  President 

Henry  E.  Pellew 

Twentieth  President 

Mr.  Henry  E.  Pellew,  born  in  1828  at  Canterbury, 
England,  was  the  son  of  George  Pellew,  D.D.,  Dean  of 
Norwich,  and  grandson  of  Edward,  first  Viscount 
Exmouth.  After  attending  Eton,  he  graduated  at 
Trinity  College,  Cambridge,  and  entered  public  life  as 
a  Justice  of  the  Peace  for  Middlesex.  Shortly  after- 
wards he  sailed  for  America  and  in  1858  his  marriage 
took  place  with  the  daughter  of  Judge  William  Jay  of 
Bedford,  Westchester  County,  New  York,  whose 
father,  John  Jay,  was  the  first  Chief  Justice  of  the 
United  States  and  a  Governor  of  this  State. 

From  1859  to  1873  Mr.  Pellew  was  again  living  in 
England  and  during  that  period  he  took  a  leading  part 
in  founding  Keble  College,  Oxford,  which  was  under- 
taken as  a  memorial  of  the  Rev.  John  Keble,  with  the 
special  object  of  enabling  its  members  to  get  a  Uni- 
versity education  at  the  smallest  possible  cost.  As 
Secretary  of  the  Fund  Mr.  Pellew  collected  over 
£50,000  on  its  behalf. 

On  coming  finally  to  this  country  he  resigned  his 
place  on  the  Council  of  the  College.  After  his  return 
to  New  York  he  largely  identified  himself  with  the 
principle  of  co-operation  and  the  interchange  of  infor- 
mation among  the  charitable  institutions  of  the  city. 
In  conjunction  with  several  prominent  Americans  of 
that  time  he  set  on  foot  the  "Bureau  of  Charities"  which 
later  on  became  the  Board  of  United  Charities  of  which 



he  was  Chairman.  He  edited  at  the  same  time  the 
"Handbook  of  the  Benevolent  Institutions  and  Char- 
ities of  New  York,"  which  was  published  by  that 
Board.  This  work  has  now  developed  into  the  valu- 
able institution  of  the  Charity  Organization  Society. 

Mr.  Pellew's  services  and  experience  led  to  his  ap- 
pointment as  a  Commissioner  of  Education,  but  in 
1881  he  resigned  this  and  other  posts  on  account  of 
impaired  health.  Since  then  he  has  resided  mainly  in 
Washington,  D.  C.  During  the  whole  time  of  his  con- 
nection with  this  Society,  Mr.  Pellew  devoted  his 
energies  in  extending  its  usefulness,  and,  under  his 
guidance,  a  marked  improvement  was  made  in  the 
distribution  of  its  funds. 

Briton  Richardson 

Twenty-first  President 

Briton  Richardson  was  born  at  Hooly  Hill,  Cheshire, 
England,  on  the  30th  July,  1818.  After  leaving  school 
he  first  engaged  in  the  cotton  printing  business  in 
Manchester.  In  1859  he  came  to  this  country  and  went 
into  the  cotton  thread  manufacturing  business  at 
Fall  River.  While  there  he  invented  a  process  for 
glazing  cotton  thread.  This  was  very  favourably 
received  by  experts  in  the  trade  and  secured  for  its 
inventor  a  place  of  authority  in  the  ranks  of  his  fellow 
merchants.  Later  on  he  engaged  in  the  same  branch 
of  work  at  Haydenville,  Mass.,  and  met  with  even  a 
greater  share  of  success  than  had  formerly  fallen  to  his 

In  1863  he  settled  in  New  York  and  took  up  the 
importation  of  raw  silk.  He  was  actively  engaged  in 
this  business  until  his  death  in  March,  1898.  His 
business  capacity  and  his  prominent  standing  in  the 
silk  trade  were  seen  in  the  fact  that  towards  the  end 
of  his  career  he  was  Vice-President  and  Secretary  of  the 
Silk  Association  of  America.  In  addition  he  organized 
and  was  the  first  President  of  the  Merchants'  Central 

Mr.  Richardson  was  throughout  his  life  deeply  in- 
terested in  church  matters  and  was  for  a  considerable 
number  of  years  one  of  the  wardens  of  St.  Paul's 
Church,  Brooklyn.     In  connection  with  that  church  he 


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Twenty-first  President 


organized  the  first  surpliced  boys'  choir  which  took 
part  in  a  religious  service  in  that  city. 

Mr.  Richardson  was  elected  a  member  of  the  St. 
George's  Society  in  1863  and  served  five  years  upon 
the  Executive  Committee.  He  also  filled  the  office  of 
Vice-President  from  1874  to  1877  and  in  the  following 
year  was  chosen  as  the  official  head  of  the  Society. 

F.  W.  J.  HURST 

Twenty-second  President 
1880-82; 1889-91;  1895-96 

F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

Twenty-second   President 
1880-82;  1889-91;  1895-96 

Mr.  Hurst  was  a  native  of  St.  John's,  Antigua, 
British  West  Indies,  where  he  was  born  on  February 
13th,  1840.  After  being  educated  at  Bermuda,  he 
commenced  his  mercantile  career  in  1856  in  London. 
In  1859  he  was  in  the  office  of  Guion  &  Co.  of  Liver- 
pool, and  in  1861  became  managing  clerk  and  agent 
for  Edward  Lawrence  &  Co.  at  Bermuda  and  in  the 
Confederate  States  from  August  1863  to  1865.  When 
he  received  the  appointment  of  manager  for  the  United 
States  of  the  National  Steamship  Company  of  Liver- 
pool he  settled  in  New  York  in  1866  and  in  the  same 
year  was  elected  a  member  of  this  society. 

His  name  soon  appeared  upon  the  list  of  officers,  for 
he  was  made  Assistant  Secretary  and  a  Steward  in 
1867  and  a  member  of  the  Charitable  Committee  in 
1868.  With  the  late  Edward  Walker  he  was  largely 
instrumental  in  facilitating  the  work  of  the  revised 
constitution  in  1869,  under  which  the  Society  made 
several  important  changes.  Upon  the  decease  of  Mr. 
John  G.  Dale,  he  was  chosen  as  Treasurer  of  the 
Society,  and  held  this  office  until  1885. 

Mr.  Hurst  married  on  June  2nd,  1868,  Caroline 
Eliza,  daughter  of  Mr.  Edward  S.  Jaffray,  a  member 
of  this  Society  and  one  of  New  York's  merchant 
princes.  While  in  England  Mr.  Hurst  had  been  a 
member  of  the  5th  Lancashire  Rifle  Volunteers,  from 
1859  to  1866  and  had  risen  from  the  ranks  to  be  a 



Lieutenant  in  1864.  In  New  York  his  genial  social 
nature  led  to  his  taking  a  prominent  share  in  club  life. 
He  was  President  of  the  Travellers'  Club  and  of  the 
Land  and  Water  Club,  and,  for  some  time,  Treasurer 
of  the  New  York  Yacht  Club. 

Edward  Hill 

Twenty-third  President 

Mr.  Edward  Hill's  birthplace  was  the  ancient  town 
of  Boston  in  Lincolnshire.  He  was  born  there  in  1825 
and  came  to  this  country  shortly  before  he  reached 
the  age  of  twenty.  The  business  in  which  he  estab- 
lished himself  was  mainly  connected  with  the  importa- 
tion of  chemicals,  and  his  energy  and  ability  quickly 
secured  for  him  success. 

His  membership  of  the  St.  George's  Society  dated 
from  1856.  He  served  on  the  Charitable  Committee 
in  1862-68,  on  the  Executive  Committee  in  1869,  and 
again  in  1877-8.  The  duties  of  Vice  President  were 
fulfilled  by  him  during  six  years,  and  he  was  also 
Treasurer  in  1885-6,  thus  serving  the  Society  for  twenty 
years  in  one  capacity  or  another. 

Of  a  generous  and  impulsive  nature  he  was  inde- 
fatigable in  his  efforts  to  promote  the  welfare  of  the 
Society  and  his  contributions  to  its  funds  were  at  all 
times  of  a  most  liberal  nature.  During  his  time  as 
President  he  took  and  furnished  an  office  at  his  own 
expense  for  the  use  of  the  Society.  The  crowning 
effort  of  his  career  was  his  strenuous  and  successful 
attempt  to  place  the  finances  of  the  Permanent  Fund 
on  a  satisfactory  footing.  Towards  this  he  gave  per- 
sonally the  handsome  gift  of  five  thousand  dollars. 
As  a  member  of  the  Vestry  of  the  Church  of  St.  George 
the  Martyr,  he  was  the  representative  of  that  church 
on  the  Board  of  Managers  of  St.  Luke's  Hospital. 



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The  Society  as  a  whole  could  judge  best  of  his  liberal 
nature  by  his  open-handed  gifts,  but  his  associate 
officers  were  further  able  to  testify  that,  in  their  almost 
daily  intercourse  with  him  during  the  later  years  of 
his  life,  they  were  accustomed  to  place  the  greatest 
reliance  upon  his  judgment  and  to  adopt  most  of  the 
suggestions  which  he  put  forward  for  the  welfare  of 
the  Society. 

Mr.  Hill  died  on  August  8th,  1886,  leaving  three 
sons  and  two  daughters,  two  of  the  former  being 
members  of  the  Society. 


Twenty-fourth  President 

Richard  J.  Cortis 

Twenty-fourth    President 
i 885-1886 

Mr.  Richard  J.  Cortis  spent  his  early  life  in  Hull, 
in  Yorkshire,  England,  having  been  born  there  on 
March  7th,  1824.  When  about  thirty  years  of  age 
he  began  business  in  New  York  in  January,  1855,  and 
was  for  a  considerable  period  successfully  connected 
with  the  Liverpool  lines  of  steamers.  During  a  period 
extending  over  thirteen  years  he  filled  the  highly 
responsible  position  of  General  Agent  and  Manager 
for  the  White  Star  Line. 

Mr.  Cortis,  with  others  prominent  in  the  work  of 
the  Society,  was  largely  instrumental,  in  1860,  in  se- 
curing the  passage  by  the  legislature  of  an  Act  designed 
to  put  a  stop  to  the  operations  of  the  swindling  ticket- 
agents  in  this  city.  These  rascals  had  for  long  ruth- 
lessly robbed  ignorant  and  unwary  passengers  bound 
for  Europe  from  this  port,  but  the  Act  quickly  put  an 
end  to  their  doings,  as  it  turned  out  a  complete  success 
from  the  point  of  view  of  the  purpose  for  which  it  was 

In  private  life  Mr.  Cortis  was  a  liberal  supporter  of 
the  St.  George's  Society,  and,  through  his  influence  as 
General  Agent  of  the  White  Star  Line,  he  was  able  to 
do  a  vast  amount  of  good.  This  took  the  form  of 
ungrudging  and  highly  effective  aid  to  the  Society's 
charitable  work  by  granting  free  passages,  at  the 
request  of  the  Chairman  of  the  Executive  Committee, 
to  many  applicants  who,  from  failing  health  and  inabil- 



ity  to  gain  a  livelihood  here,  were  desirous  of  returning 
to  friends  in  the  old  country.  Mr.  Cortis's  death  took 
place  on  November  27th,  1910,  in  Brooklyn,  at  the 
advanced  age  of  eighty-six  years. 

Henry  Walrond  Oke  Edye 

Twenty-fifth  President 

Mr.  Henry  Walrond  Oke  Edye  was  born  in  Ham- 
burg of  English  parents  on  the  19th  April,  1836,  and 
was  educated  there  in  the  Hamburg  State  College 
"Johanneum."  After  a  successful  career  as  a  student 
in  that  institution,  Mr.  Edye  was  apprenticed  in  1853 
to  the  firm  of  Tietgen  &  Robertson  of  Hamburg, 
one  of  the  best  known  and  most  highly  reputed  houses 
in  that  ancient  and  famous  commercial  centre. 

In  1858,  at  the  conclusion  of  his  apprenticeship,  he 
proceeded  to  New  York  and  was  soon  engaged  as  a 
clerk  with  Messrs.  L.  E.  Amsinck  &  Co.  Not  content 
with  the  subordinate  position  thus  obtained,  the  young 
clerk  became  desirous  of  a  wider  field  for  the  display 
of  the  abilities  with  which  he  knew  himself  to  be 
endowed.  With  this  end  in  view,  he  accordingly  com- 
menced business  for  himself  in  1860  under  the  style  of 
Robert  M.  Sloman  &  Edye.  The  new  firm  under 
his  care  and  energy  soon  became  very  prosperous  and 
was  subsequently  known  as  that  of  H.  W.  O.  Edye, 
&  Edye,  &  Brick. 

After  being  connected  with  this  house  for  nearly  ten 
years,  Mr.  Edye  joined  partnership  with  Mr.  Funch 
in  1869.  Under  the  name  of  Funch,  Edye,  &  Co.,  these 
two  gentlemen  continued  their  prosperous  career  as 

In  course  of  time  Mr.  Edye's  financial  position 
warranted  his  withdrawal  altogether  from  active  busi- 



Twenty-fifth  President 


ness  life  and  his  thoughts  naturally  reverted  to  the  land 
of  his  birth  from  which  he  had  long  been  severed. 
There  he  eventually  settled  down,  and  the  last  few 
years  of  his  life  were  spent  at  his  country  seat  in 
Dockenhuden,  near  Hamburg. 

Mr.  Edye's  death  occurred  on  May  12th,  1903,  at 
Bergedorf,  in  the  neighbourhood  of  Hamburg. 


Twenty-sixth  President 


Edward  F.  Beddall 

Twenty-sixth  President 

Mr.  Edward  F.  Beddall,  who  was  born  in  the  county 
of  Essex,  England,  on  May  1st,  1839,  spent  his  early 
youth  in  the  service  of  the  Royal  Insurance  Company. 
After  spending  nine  years  in  its  London  office,  Mr. 
Beddall  was  appointed  manager  of  its  Canadian  branch, 
with  his  headquarters  at  Montreal.  The  severe  losses, 
caused  by  the  conflagrations  in  Chicago  and  Boston, 
in  1871-2,  and  the  promptitude  and  liberality  with 
which  they  were  settled  by  the  British  Insurance 
Companies  generally,  resulted  in  an  enormous  increase 
in  the  business  of  the  "Royal"  in  the  United  States. 
As  a  consequence  Mr.  Beddall  was  transferred  to  its 
New  York  office  at  the  close  of  the  year  1873,  and 
given  charge  of  the  American  branch  in  connection 
with  which  he  is  still  at  this  date  in  active  service. 

In  1896-1897,  he  had  the  honour  of  being  President 
of  the  New  York  Board  of  Fire  Underwriters,  in  whose 
hall  now  hangs  his  portrait,  presented  by  the  Board. 
The  picture  of  Mr.  Beddall  in  the  present  volume  is 
taken  from  this  presentation  portrait. 

Mr.  Beddall's  membership  of  the  St.  George's  Society 
began  in  1880,  and  in  the  following  year  he  was  elected 
a  member  of  its  Executive  Committee.  Two  years 
later  he  became  the  Chairman  of  that  Committee  and 
fulfilled  the  onerous  duties  of  that  position  with  dili- 
gence and  fidelity  until  1885,  when  he  was  chosen 
Vice  President.     Mr.  Beddall's  tenure  of  the  post  of 



President  only  lasted  for  one  year  as  he  declined  re- 
election, greatly  to  the  regret  of  his  fellow-members. 

In  1895,  he  was  appointed  a  Delegate  of  the  Church 
of  St.  George  the  Martyr  to  the  Board  of  Managers 
of  St.  Luke's  Hospital  and  held  this  position  for  several 
years.  Largely  through  his  efforts,  the  rights  and 
privileges  enjoyed  by  that  Church  in  the  Hospital  were 
transferred  to  the  St.  George's  Society.  A  reference  to 
his  services  in  this  matter  will  be  found  in  the  sketch 
in  the  present  volume  dealing  with  the  history  of  St. 
Luke's  Hospital. 

Sir  William  Lane  Booker,  K.  C.  M.  G. 

Twenty-seventh  President 

Sir  William  Lane  Booker  was  employed  for  five 
years  in  the  Consulate  at  San  Francisco,  where  he  was 
Acting  Consul  from  July  5th,  1856,  till  April  30th,  1857. 
In  May  of  that  year  he  became  Consul  for  the  State  of 
California,  United  States,  with  residence  at  San  Fran- 
cisco, and  later,  on  February  9th,  1871,  he  was  ap- 
pointed Consul  for  the  States  of  California  and 
Oregon,  and  for  Washington  Territory.  During  this 
period  he  was  also  Post  Office  Agent  at  San  Francisco. 

At  the  beginning  of  1883,  his  promotion  was  con- 
firmed as  Consul  General  for  the  States  of  New  York, 
Delaware,  New  Jersey,  Rhode  Island,  Connecticut* 
Colorado,  Kansas  and  Nebraska  and  for  the  territories 
of  Dakota,  Wyoming,  and  Utah.  His  new  post  neces- 
sitated his  coming  to  New  York  as  his  headquarters. 
Three  years  afterwards  his  district  was  limited  to  the 
States  of  New  York,  Delaware,  New  Jersey,  Rhode 
Island,  and  Connecticut,  and  at  the  same  time,  on 
August  6th,  1886,  he  was  made  a  C.  M.  G. 

Sir  William  Booker,  who  had  become  a  Life  Member 
of  the  St.  George's  Society  in  1883,  on  his  settlement 
in  this  city,  was  elected  to  the  President's  chair  in  1892. 
He  also  held  this  position  during  the  following  year, 
and,  on  his  retirement  from  office,  was  awarded  thie 
thanks  of  the  Society  "for  his  valuable  services,  and 
for  the  unfailing  attention  and  kindly  interest  which 
had  always  marked  his  work  as  President." 



Twenty-seventh  President 

SIR  WILLIAM  LANE  BOOKER,  K.  C.  M.  G.  167 

In  March,  1894,  Mr.  Booker  received  the  honour  of 
knighthood  and  exactly  four  months  later  he  retired 
on  a  well-earned  pension.  Sir  William's  death  occurred 
in  London  on  the  nineteenth  of  February,  1905. 


Twenty-eighth  President 

Harold  Arthur  Sanderson 

Twenty-eighth   President 

At  the  annual  meeting  of  the  St.  George's  Society, 
held  on  January  23d,  1894,  Mr.  Harold  A.Sanderson 
was  elected  President  for  that  year.  Mr.  Sanderson 
was  born  at  Birkenhead,  England,  in  1860,  and  received 
his  education  in  Liverpool  and  in  Brussels,  Belgium. 
He  was  in  business  in  Liverpool  for  some  time  before 
he  came  to  America  in  1879.  After  settling  in  New 
York  he  founded,  with  his  father,  the  firm  of  Sanderson 
&  Son,  Steamship  Agents. 

In  1895,  the  Society  lost  the  valued  counsel  and 
support  of  Mr.  Sanderson,  who  had  been  chosen  to  fill 
an  important  position  in  the  old  country.  A  cordial 
vote  of  thanks  to  him  for  his  services  was  ordered  to  be 
entered  on  the  Minutes  in  full  and  a  copy  of  this  was 
engrossed  and  forwarded  to  Mr.  Sanderson. 

Prior  to  his  leaving  America,  Mr.  Sanderson  was  a 
member  of  the  firm  of  Sanderson  &  Son,  New  York. 
On  his  return  to  England  he  became  a  partner  in 
the  firm  of  Ismay,  Imrie  &  Co.,  managers  of  the 
White  Star  Line.  At  present  he  is  President  of  the 
International  Mercantile  Marine  Company.  Among 
his  many  offices  of  trust  it  may  be  mentioned  that  he 
is  chairman  or  director  of  the  following  companies: 
International  Navigation  Company,  Ltd.;  Mississippi 
&  Dominion  Steamship  Company,  Ltd.;  The  Brit- 
ish &  North  Atlantic  Steam  Navigation  Company, 
Ltd.;    Shaw,    Savill    &    Albion    Company,    Ltd;    and 



George  Thompson  &  Co.,  Ltd.  In  addition  Mr.  San- 
derson holds  the  post  of  Director  of  the  Liverpool  & 
London  Steamship  Protection  Association,  Ltd.  Mr. 
Sanderson's  London  clubs  are  the  Constitutional  and 
the  Royal  Automobile.  In  Liverpool  he  is  a  member 
of  the  Palatine.  His  spare  time  is  devoted  to  the 
up-to-date  recreations  of  golf  and  motoring. 

William  M.  Massey 

Twenty-ninth  President 

William  M.  Massey  was  born  in  September,  1841, 
at  Northwich,  in  Cheshire,  England,  where  his  father, 
the  Rev.  Samuel  Massey  was  for  some  time  a  vicar. 
He  was  educated  at  private  schools  in  Northwich, 
Manchester,  and  Montreal,  where  his  parents  had  re- 
moved when  he  was  twelve  years  old.  He  gained 
his  earliest  business  experience  in  Montreal,  where  he 
served  his  apprenticeship  as  a  chemist  and  druggist 
in  the  firm  of  Lyman,  Savage  &  Co.  During  this 
period  he  also  attended  special  courses  at  McGill 
University  with  a  view  of  advancing  himself  in  his 

He  came  to  New  York  in  1869  and,  on  settling  here, 
entered  the  firm  of  Caswell,  Hazard  &  Co.,  with  whom 
he  remained  until  1875,  when,  along  with  Mr.  John 
R.  Caswell,  he  established  the  firm  of  Caswell,  Massey 
&  Co.  When  they  sold  out  their  business  to  a  corpora- 
tion in  1907,  Mr.  Massey  retired  and  has  since  lived 
in  England. 

Whilst  in  this  city,  Mr.  Massey  took  a  deep  interest 
in  public  affairs.  For  many  years  he  did  good  work 
for  the  New  York  College  of  Pharmacy  as  Trustee 
and  Vice-President.  In  military  matters  he  was  also 
an  enthusiast,  and  was  one  of  the  founders  of  the 
Victoria  Rifles  of  Montreal.  Later,  he  became  a 
member  of  the  Seventh  Regiment  of  New  York  and 
rose  to  the  rank  of  Second  Lieutenant. 



Twenty-ninth  President 


His  membership  of  St.  George's  Society  dates  from 
1873,  and  he  soon  became  one  of  the  faithful  band 
whose  regular  attendance,  year  after  year,  was  instru- 
mental in  keeping  alive  the  corporation  of  the  Church 
of  St.  George  the  Martyr,  through  which  the  valuable 
rights  of  that  corporation  in  connection  with  St. 
Luke's  Hospital  were  eventually  transferred  to  this 
Society.  After  filling  the  offices  of  Secretary  in  1889, 
and  of  Vice-President  in  1892-94,  he  was  elected 
President  in  1897,  and  re-elected  for  a  second  term  the 
following  year.  His  term  of  office  was  signalized 
by  the  presentation  to  Her  Majesty  Queen  Victoria 
of  an  address  of  congratulation  on  the  occasion  of  Her 
Majesty's  Diamond  Jubilee. 

Mr.  Massey's  genial  nature  made  him  persona  grata 
in  many  clubs,  among  them  being  the  Union  League, 
the  New  York,  the  Seventh  Regiment  Veterans,  the 
British  Schools  and  Universities  Club  of  New  York, 
and  the  Larchmont  Yacht  Club. 


Thirtieth  President 

George  Gray  Ward 

Thirtieth   President 

Mr.  George  Gray  Ward  was  born  December  30th, 
1844,  at  Great  Hadham,  Hertfordshire,  and  was  edu- 
cated privately  at  Cambridge.  Upon  leaving  school 
he  decided  to  make  telegraphy  his  career  and  was  for 
several  years  in  the  English  Telegraph  service.  In 
1865  he  entered  into  a  three  years'  engagement  with  the 
Egyptian  Government  to  assist  in  perfecting  the  tele- 
graph system  of  that  country.  He  first  became  identi- 
fied with  submarine  cable  work  in  1869,  when  he  was 
selected  to  accompany  the  steamship,  Great  Eastern,  as 
a  member  of  the  electrical  staff  during  the  laying  of 
the  first  cable  of  the  French  Atlantic  Cable  Company. 

In  1874  he  came  to  New  York  and  organized  the 
system  of  the  Direct  United  States  Cable  Company 
in  the  United  States.  Mr.  Ward's  improvements  in 
the  Trans-Atlantic  cable  service  reduced  the  time  of 
transmission  to  a  minimum  and  made  his  company 
not  only  very  popular  with  the  public  but  also  of 
valuable  aid  to  the  press.  In  1875  Mr.  Ward  intro- 
duced the  system  of  registered  addresses  which  has 
since  been  adopted  throughout  the  world  and  has  re- 
sulted in  an  immense  saving  to  the  cabling  public. 

In  1883  he  became  associated  with  Messrs.  John 
W.  Mackay  and  James  Gordon  Bennett  in  the  estab- 
lishment of  independent  Trans-Atlantic  cable  service 
and,  when  Mr.   John  W.  Mackay  died  in  1902,  Mr. 



Ward  succeeded  him  as  Chairman  of  the  Board  of 
Directors  of  the  Commercial  Cable  Company. 

Mr.  Ward  has  been  closely  identified  with  the  de- 
velopment of  submarine  telegraphy  throughout  the 
entire  world,  and  has  under  his  management  upwards 
of  30,000  miles  of  submarine  cables,  extending  two- 
thirds  around  the  world. 

Mr.  Ward's  strenuous  business  career  is  also  shown 
by  the  fact  that  he  is  Vice-President  and  Director  of 
a  number  of  companies,  and  an  active  member  of  the 
New  York  Chamber  of  Commerce.  He  is  also  Honor- 
ary Secretary  and  Treasurer  in  the  United  States  of 
the  Institution  of  Electrical  Engineers  of  England. 
He  was  one  of  the  representatives  at  the  International 
Telegraph  Conferences  held  at  Budapest,  London,  and 
Lisbon  in  the  years  1896,  1903,  and  1908  respectively. 
His  high  standard  of  business  integrity  has  won  for 
him  many  friends  in  the  business  world  even  amongst 
his  keenest  competitors. 

Mr.  Ward  has  been  decorated  by  the  German 
Emperor  and  the  Emperor  of  Japan  for  his  share  in 
laying  the  cables  between  those  countries  and  America. 

Notwithstanding  these  manifold  activities,  Mr.  Ward 
has  been  able  to  take  a  full  share  in  the  work  of  the 
St.  George's  Society  and  has  devoted  a  great  deal  of 
his  time  to  its  interests  having  been  a  member  of  the 
Executive  Committee  and  Vice-President  for  several 
years.  He  is  at  present  one  of  the  delegates  to  St. 
Luke's  Hospital. 

Sir  Percy  Sanderson,  K.  C.  M.  G. 

Thirty-first   President 

Sir  Percy  Sanderson,  the  son  of  Richard  Sanderson 
and  Charlotte  Matilda,  daughter  of  the  first  Viscount 
Canterbury,  was  born  in  London,  on  July  7th,  1842. 
After  being  educated  at  Eton  and  Addiscombe,  the 
famous  military  academy,  founded  in  1809,  by  the 
Honourable  East  India  Company  of  England  for  the 
instruction  of  its  cadets,  Sir  Percy  entered  the  army 
as  Lieutenant  in  the  Royal  Madras  Artillery  in  1859. 
Six  years  later  he  was  appointed  to  the  Royal  Horse 
Artillery  and  also  became  A.  D.  C.  to  Sir  William 
Denison,  Governor  of  Madras.  In  1866  he  was  chosen 
as  third  class  Commissary  of  Ordnance,  and  in  1868, 
was  acting  A.  D.  C.  to  Lord  Napier,  Governor  of 
Madras.  His  Indian  career  came  to  an  end  in  the 
same  year,  when  he  returned  to  England  on  sick  cer- 
tificate, and  was  retired  on  half  pay  in  January,  1870. 

He  again  entered  the  public  service  in  1876  and, 
after  serving  in  some  minor  posts,  he  was  appointed 
Consul  General  for  Roumania  in  1882,  and  H.  M. 
Commissioner  for  carrying  out  the  arrangements  re- 
specting the  navigation  of  the  Danube.  During  the 
Danube  Conference  he  was  in  London  on  public  service 
for  part  of  1883  and  in  the  same  year  became  Charge 
d' Affaires  at  Bucharest.  Three  years  later  his  services 
were  rewarded  with  the  C.  M.  G. 

It  was  not  until  July  12th,  1894,  that  his  connection 
with  this  country  began.     On  that  date  he  was  ap- 


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Thirty-first  President 

SIR  PERCY  SANDERSON,  K.  C.  M.  G.  179 

pointed  Consul  General  for  the  States  of  New  York, 
Delaware,  New  Jersey,  Rhode  Island  and  Connecticut, 
to  reside  at  New  York.  Almost  immediately  on  his 
arrival,  he  joined  the  St.  George's  Society,  becoming 
later  a  life  member.  He  quickly  rose  to  the  highest 
position  that  is  in  the  gift  of  the  members  to  bestow, 
and  during  his  tenure  of  this  position  he  presided  at 
the  dinner  of  the  Allied  Societies  given  in  honour  of 
Prince  Louis  of  Battenberg. 

In  1897  he  received  the  Jubilee  Medal  and  two  years 
afterward  was  knighted.  His  retirement  on  a  pension 
in  1907,  brought  to  a  close  a  public  career  extending 
over  nearly  half  a  century. 


Thirty-second  President 

Robert  H.  Turle 

Thirty-second  President 

Mr.  Robert  H.  Turle  was  born  in  Taunton,  England, 
on  the  thirteenth  of  December,  1846.  His  keen  desire 
for  a  seafaring  life  induced  his  parents  to  apprentice 
him  as  a  sailor-boy  when  he  was  fourteen  years  old. 
He  followed  this  line  until  he  was  more  than  twenty- 
five,  and  was  then  ready  and  eager  to  take  charge  of 
a  vessel  himself.  The  fates  ordained  otherwise  in  his 
case,  however,  and  he  came  to  New  York  in  answer 
to  an  invitation  from  his  uncle,  Mr.  John  Hobbs. 
Here  he  rapidly  mastered  the  ins  and  outs  of  Produce 
Exchange  transactions  and  started  in  business  for  him- 
self. As  a  member  of  the  Produce  Exchange,  he  soon 
extended  his  activities,  particularly  as  regards  the  ex- 
tensive shipping  of  grain  to  Europe.  He  continued  in 
this  business,  until  he  retired  in  April,  1905. 

Like  all  Englishmen,  he  was  devoted  to  his  own 
country,  and  did  not  seek  naturalization  here  until 
President  Cleveland's  second  administration.  His  in- 
terest in  the  welfare  of  the  St.  George's  Society  was 
deep  and  lasting,  and  for  some  years  he  served  it  as 

Mr.  Turle  married  in  1880,  Kathleen  Gordon  Ford, 
daughter  of  Mr.  Gordon  L.  Ford. 

His  retirement  into  private  life  was  unfortunately  a 
very  brief  one,  and  he  had  barely  settled  down  when 
his  death  occurred  on  May  13th,  1905. 



Thirty-third  President 

Edward  Fairbairn  Darrell 

Thirty-third  President 

Mr.  Edward  F.  Darrell  was  born  on  June  11th, 
1862,  at  Hamilton,  Bermuda,  of  which  island  his 
father,  the  Hon.  R.  Darrell-Darrell,  B.A.  (Cantab.) 
was  Solicitor-General.  When  a  young  man  of  nine- 
teen, Mr.  Darrell  became  a  resident  in  the  United 
States  and  for  many  years  afterwards  he  was  connected 
with  the  National  Steamship  Company,  in  various 
important  positions.  In  1895  he  left  them  to  go  into 
business  for  himself  and,  seven  years  later,  in  1902,  he 
formed  the  present  firm  of  E.  F.  Darrell  &  Co. 

Mr.  Darrell  became  a  member  of  the  St.  George's 
Society  in  1897  and  quickly  identified  himself  with  its 
different  phases  of  work.  For  a  considerable  time  he 
served  on  the  Executive  Committee  and  eventually 
was  elected  Chairman  of  that  Committee.  For  three 
years  from  1902  to  1904,  Mr.  Darrell  held  the  office  of 
Vice  President  and  was  then  President  of  the  Society 
for  the  following  two  years.  Since  1906,  Mr.  Darrell 
has  also  been  a  Delegate  to  the  St.  Luke's  Hospital 
from  this  Society. 

As  a  member  of  various  clubs  and  societies,  Mr. 
Darrell  takes  an  active  share  in  the  social  life 
of  the  city.  He  has  served  on  the  House  Com- 
mittee of  the  New  York  Yacht  Club,  which  he  first 
joined  in  1896,  and  has  been  a  member  of  the  Calumet 
Club  for  over  twenty  years.  In  this  club  Mr.  Darrell 
not  only  served  on  the  Board  of  Governors  but  was  also 



for  some  time  its  Treasurer  and  afterwards  its  President 
from  1905  to  1909.  The  Pilgrims  and  other  Anglo- 
American  Societies  also  have  Mr.  Darrell's  name  upon 
their  rolls  of  membership. 

John  E.  Grote  Higgens 

Thirty-fourth  President 

Mr.  John  E.  Grote  Higgens  was  born  at  Wareside, 
in  Hertfordshire,  England,  of  which  place  his  father 
was  the  vicar.  After  receiving  part  of  his  training  at 
Stubbington  House,  a  naval  school,  with  a  high  repu- 
tation for  the  success  of  its  pupils  in  after  life,  he  sub- 
sequently completed  his  education  on  the  continent. 
On  his  return  to  England  he  served  for  some  time, 
as  a  lieutenant  of  the  2nd  Herts.  Volunteers  during  the 
period  when  this  voluntary  military  movement  was 
in  the  heyday  of  its  popularity  in  England. 

When  he  came  to  try  his  fortune  in  this  country  in 
1874,  he  first  proceeded  to  Virginia  where  he  was  for 
some  time  engaged  in  farming.  About  nine  years  later 
he  came  to  New  York  in  1883  to  engage  in  the  cotton 
business,  and  was  soon  elected  a  member  of  the  Cotton 
Exchange,  with  the  progress  and  welfare  of  which  he 
was  actively  connected  for  the  rest  of  his  life.  His 
energy  and  capacity  were  early  apparent  to  his  col- 
leagues and  they  gave  a  proof  of  their  recognition  of 
his  sound  qualities  by  making  him  their  choice  to  serve 
on  the  Board  of  Managers  of  that  institution. 

Mr.  Higgens  became  a  Life  Member  of  the  St. 
George's  Society  in  1889,  and,  from  the  start,  ener- 
getically identified  himself  with  its  work.  His  services 
were  mainly  in  connection  with  the  Executive  Com- 
mittee, of  which  he  was  for  some  time  the  Chairman. 



Thirty-fourth  President 


He  also  served  a  term  as  Vice-President  before  being 
elected  President  in  1907. 

His  death  took  place  in  New  York,  on  February  5th, 


Thirty-fifth  President 

Edward  Kirkpatrick  Beddall 

Thirty-fifth  President 

The  only  instance,  in  the  history  of  the  Society,  of 
father  and  son  both  serving  as  Presidents  happened 
when  Mr.  E.  K.  Beddall  assumed  in  1909,  the  office 
which  his  father,  Mr.  Edward  F.  Beddall,  had  so 
worthily  filled  twenty-one  years  previously.  Mr.  Ed- 
ward K.  Beddall  was  born  in  London  in  the  year  1867, 
and  came  to  New  York  at  an  early  age.  Having 
mastered  the  business  of  fire  insurance,  Mr.  Beddall 
afterwards  represented  as  manager  several  of  the  lead- 
ing companies,  both  domestic  and  foreign. 

Mr.  Beddall's  connection  with  the  St.  George's 
Society  began  in  1884.  Ten  years  later  he  was  elected 
Chairman  of  its  Executive  Committee  and  he  also 
filled  the  post  of  Vice-President  in  1905.  He  has  at 
all  times  had  the  objects  of  the  Society  closely  at  heart 
and  has  been  untiring  in  his  efforts  in  its  behalf. 



Thirty-sixth  President 

Lloyd  Bowen  Sanderson 

Thirty-sixth  President 

Like  so  many  of  the  past  Presidents  of  the  Society, 
Mr.  Lloyd  Bowen  Sanderson  can  claim  England  as  his 
native  country.  He  was  born  in  April,  1866,  in  Birken- 
head, close  to  Liverpool,  and  received  the  earlier  part 
of  his  education,  from  1874  to  1880,  at  the  Birkenhead 
School.  The  next  two  years  were  spent  in  a  school 
in  the  north  of  France.  On  his  return  to  England, 
he  was  apprenticed  in  Liverpool  to  Molyneux,  Taylor, 
&  Co.,  with  whom  he  remained  until  1887.  In  the 
August  of  that  year  he  came  to  New  York,  but  his  first 
stay  was  a  brief  one,  as,  in  April,  1888,  he  settled  in 
Boston,  where  he  represented  the  firm  of  Sanderson  & 
Son  for  the  next  six  years. 

When  he  returned  to  New  York  in  1894,  he  became 
junior  member  of  the  firm  of  Sanderson  &  Son,  and,  on 
the  31st  of  December,  1900,  he  rose  to  the  position  of 
senior  partner  in  the  same  firm. 

In  the  same  year  as  he  came  back  to  New  York,  he 
joined  the  St.  George's  Society,  and  has  since  taken 
a  deep  and  lasting  interest  in  all  that  pertains  to  its 
progress.  During  the  term  he  was  President,  he 
presided  at  the  dinner  given  by  the  allied  British 
societies  to  Admiral  Seymour. 

Mr.  Sanderson's  social  activities  are  also  displayed 
in  his  membership  of  the  following  clubs :  Racquet  and 
Tennis  Club,  Union  Club,  New  York  Yacht  Club, 
Down  Town  Association,  and  Rumson  Country  Club. 



Thirty-seventh  President 

Henry  W.  J.  Bucknall 

Thirty-seventh  President 

Mr.  Henry  W.  J.  Bucknall,  the  President  of  the  St. 
George's  Society  at  the  present  time,  was  born  in  Spain 
on  November  3rd,  1857.  He  is  the  second  son  of  Mr. 
William  M.  S.  Bucknall  of  London  and,  it  is  interesting 
to  add,  can  claim  descent  through  his  great-grand- 
mother from  Fielding,  the  great  novelist,  whose  im- 
mortal romance  of  "Tom  Jones"  has  been  described 
by  Gibbon,  the  historian,  as  "that  exquisite  picture  of 
humour  and  manners  which  will  outlive  the  palace  of 
the  Escurial  and  the  Imperial  eagle  of  Austria." 

Mr.  Bucknall  spent  his  schooldays  at  Uppingham 
School,  the  school  that  Thring  made  famous  in  the 
annals  of  education.  Here  he  remained  a  pupil  from 
1871  to  1876,  and,  during  that  time,  took  a  command- 
ing share  in  the  athletics  of  his  school,  eventually  be- 
coming captain  of  the  school  in  football. 

After  leaving  school  he  spent  two  years  in  London 
with  Henry  Bucknall  and  Sons,  and  then  resided  in 
Spain  and  Portugal,  for  the  purpose  of  learning  the 
language  and  studying  the  business  of  these  two  coun- 
tries. In  1882  he  left  Portugal,  and,  on  his  way  to 
America,  via  Southampton,  very  narrowly  escaped 
drowning  in  the  Bay  of  Biscay,  when  the  S.S.  Douro, 
on  which  he  was  a  passenger,  was  wrecked. 

He  arrived  in  New  York  in  May,  1882,  and  in  October 
of  the  same  year  he  formed  the  firm  of  Gudewill   & 



Bucknall  and  has  been  a  member  of  that  firm  and  its 
successors,  Bucknall,  Scholtz  &  Co.,  ever  since. 

Mr.  Bucknall  began  his  connection  with  St.  George's 
Society  shortly  after  he  settled  in  New  York,  and  has 
always  taken  more  than  ordinary  interest  in  its  welfare. 
Besides  his  present  office,  he  has  been  Chairman  of 
the  Executive  Committee,  Treasurer,  and,  on  two 
different  occasions,  the  first  Vice-President. 

St.  Luke's  Hospital 

The  scheme  for  a  church-hospital,  for  British  emi- 
grants arriving  in  New  York,  was  first  inaugurated  in 
1845  by  the  Rev.  Moses  Marcus,  then  Chaplain  of 
St.  George's  Society.  The  corporation  of  Trinity 
Church  aided  the  plan  by  granting  him  a  block  of 
ground  at  the  foot  of  Duane  Street.  This  land  had 
originally  been  granted  by  the  city  for  purposes  that 
had  not  been  carried  out,  and  the  city  authorities  now 
proposed  to  exchange  for  this  grant  twenty-four  lots, 
lying  on  Fifth  Avenue,  on  condition  that  a  suitable 
building  for  a  hospital  and  chapel  for  the  accommo- 
dation of  British  emigrants  should  be  erected  within 
a  specified  time.  It  was  subsequently  found  necessary 
to  extend  this  time  for  satisfactory  reasons. 

Mr  Marcus  died  in  or  about  1850,  while  engaged 
in  collecting  funds  in  England  for  the  building.  It 
looked  at  the  time  as  if  the  object  of  his  ambition  was 
going  to  fail  entirely  and  it  would  most  probably  have 
done  so  but  for  the  timely  appearance  of  a  new  body — 
St.  Luke's  Hospital,  having  a  somewhat  similar  aim  in 
view.  In  June,  1852,  while  the  negotiations  for  a 
fusion  of  the  two  interests  were  in  progress,  Robert 
Bunch,  Esq.,  then  H.  B.  M.  Vice-Consul  at  New  York, 
and  also  one  of  the  Wardens  of  the  Church  of  St. 
George  the  Martyr,  proceeded  to  England  to  collect 
subscriptions  for  the  erection  and  endowment  of  a  Free 
Hospital  and  Church  for  British  emigrants.  The  sum 
of  £160  was  collected  specifically  for  the  hospital  and 
its  equivalent  $823.55  was  paid  by  Mr.  Bunch  to  the 



treasurer  on  his  return.  In  addition  the  liberal  sum  of 
$10,000  was  subscribed  for  the  Church  and  invested  in 
New  York  in  the  name  of  the  trustees  for  its  benefit. 

After  the  final  arrangements  had  been  made  between 
the  two  corporations  on  the  fifteenth  of  October,  1852, 
the  Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr  renewed  the  lease 
to  St.  Luke's  Hospital  of  all  its  rights  and  title  in  the 
plot  of  land  on  Fifth  Avenue,  then  valued  at  $40,000  but 
now  (1859)  worth  at  least  three  times  as  much.  The  in- 
strument conveying  this  property  contained  the  fol- 
lowing conditions: 

1.  A  ward  or  portion  of  the  building,  capable  of 
holding  twenty  beds  shall  be  reserved  for  the  use  and 
occupation  of  British  emigrants,  to  be  called  always, 
"The  Ward  of  St.  George  the  Martyr." 

2.  Fifteen  of  such  emigrants  shall  at  all  times  be 
admitted  upon  the  certificate  of  either  the  British 
Consul  or  Vice-Consul,  or  of  the  Rector,  or  of  a  Church 
Warden  of  the  Anglo-American  Free  Church  of  St. 
George  the  Martyr. 

3.  The  British  Consul  or  his  representative  and  also 
one  of  the  Wardens  and  one  of  the  Vestrymen  of  the 
said  Church  shall  be  ex-officio  members  of  the  Board 
of  Managers  of  St.  Luke's  Hospital. 

4.  No  invidious  distinction  shall  ever  be  made  in  the 
treatment  of  such  emigrants. 

5.  Provision  is  to  be  made  for  ten  or  more  additional 
beds.  A  clause  was  also  added  that  the  hospital,  while 
still  in  its  infancy,  should  not  be  forced  to  carry  out 
the  full  furnishing  of  twenty  beds.  It  appears,  from 
the  minutes  of  the  Society  in  April,  1859,  that  under 
this  agreement  the  hospital  was  somewhat  dilatory  in 
carrying  out  its  legal  liabilities,  and  claimed  in  forma 


pauperis  that  the  fulfilment  of  its  engagements  should 
be  indefinitely  postponed.  After  a  brief  interval,  a 
committee  of  St.  Luke's  Hospital  reported  in  favour  of 
the  immediate  grant  of  five  beds.  The  authorities  of 
the  church  admitted  that  this  was  a  considerable  point 
gained  for  their  side  but  they  also  took  care  to  let  the 
committee  know  that  it  was  a  relatively  insignificant 
return  compared  with  what  the  hospital  had  received. 
This  was  succinctly  stated  as  follows,  evidently  for  the 
purpose  of  refreshing  their  opponents'  apparent  lack 
of  memory. 

(1)  Land  on  Fifth  Avenue,  valued  at  least $40,000.00 

(2)  Money  raised  specifically  in  England 823 .  55 

(3)  Half  of  sum  collected  by  Mr.  Bunch 5,234 .02 


The  St.  George's  Society's  Committee  somewhat  sar- 
castically added  by  way  of  comment  that,  "in  return 
for  which  sums  the  Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr 
obtained  a  ward  containing  twenty  beds  into  fifteen  of 
which  no  patients  can  be  admitted  except  on  payment 
of  $3.50  a  week." 

The  indenture  further  bound  the  hospital  and  its 
successors  and  assigns  in  the  sum  of  $5,000  to  be  paid 
as  liquidated  damages  for  every  non-observance  of  any 
of  the  covenants  and  agreements  therein  specified.  It 
was  stipulated  also  that  this  payment,  if  it  ever  had  to 
be  made,  should  not  in  any  way  affect  the  rights  and 
privileges  of  the  British  emigrants  to  the  use  of  the 
hospital,  or  the  rights  of  the  Church  to  apply  to  the 
courts  to  enforce  any  of  the  covenants  agreed  to 
between  the  two  bodies. 

The  transfer  of  the  land  in  question  was  formally 
sanctioned  by  the  corporation  of  Trinity  Church  by  a 


special  deed,  and  a  bond  was  given  by  St.  Luke's 
Hospital  to  Trinity  Church  in  the  sum  of  $25,000  for  the 
performance  of  certain  conditions  of  which  the  most 
important  was:  "There  shall  be  at  all  times  beds  to 
at  least  the  number  of  twenty,  to  be  used  by  British 
emigrants  arriving  in  the  city  of  New  York,  being  mem- 
bers of  a  church  in  communion  with  the  Protestant 
Episcopal  Church  in  the  United  States  of  America, 
having  no  settled  place  of  residence,  who  require  medi- 
cal or  surgical  skill,  for  which  beds,  when  vacant, 
such  emigrants  shall  be  entitled  to  a  preference." 

From  the  foregoing  it  would  appear  that  the  St. 
George's  Society,  in  its  corporate  capacity,  had  not  at 
any  time  any  legal  rights  to  the  management  and 
patronage  of  St.  Luke's  Hospital.  It  was  likewise 
clear  that  the  privileges  granted  to  British  emigrants, 
so  far  as  they  relate  to  the  use  of  the  hospital  for  their 
medical  or  surgical  treatment,  rest  with  the  Church  of 
St.  George  the  Martyr  and  with  the  British  Consul  or 
Vice-Consul  for  the  time  being  in  this  city.  However, 
it  was  strongly  felt  by  the  St.  George's  Society  that, 
in  order  to  protect  the  provisions  of  the  agreement 
made  with  St.  Luke's  Hospital,  it  was  highly  expedient 
in  the  interests  of  the  British  emigrants,  to  maintain 
the  organization  of  the  church  in  all  its  legal  integrity 
so  that  the  important  rights  and  privileges,  acquired 
under  the  agreement  already  recited,  should  be  in  no 
wise  imperilled. 

In  the  meantime  troubles  arose  between  the  two 
bodies  in  reference  to  the  $10,000  collected  by  Mr. 
Bunch  in  England.  In  1859,  the  position  of  affairs 
was  briefly  summarized  as  follows  for  the  information 
of  members  of  the  Society: 


"Although  the  Free  Church  was  no  longer  associated 
with  the  scheme  for  relieving  the  temporal  needs  of 
emigrants,  it  had  not  been  allowed  to  expire.  The 
sum  collected  by  Mr.  Bunch  was  deposited  in  the  New 
York  Life  Insurance  &  Trust  Company,  to  the  joint 
credit  of  Anthony  Barclay  and  Robert  Bunch,  as 
trustees,  and  the  interest  was  applied  temporarily  to 
the  maintenance  of  the  Church.  Arrangements  were 
made  to  occupy  the  building  then  situated  at  the 
corner  of  Thompson  and  Prince  Streets,  in  conjunction 
with  Emmanuel  parish,  and,  after  the  election  of  the 
Rev.  Mr.  Leonard  as  rector,  it  seemed  likely  that  the 
Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr  would  in  due  time 
assume  its  proper  position  among  the  congregations 
in  the  city. 

In  December,  1853,  however,  a  formal  demand  was 
made  by  St.  Luke's  Hospital  for  the  whole  or  a  part 
of  the  sum,  collected  by  Mr.  Bunch,  upon  the  ground 
that  the  contributors  had  meant  the  money  for  that 
institution.  This  was  refused  and  protracted  legal 
proceedings  followed,  which  in  1856,  ended  in  a  com- 
promise, each  party  taking  half  of  the  sum  and  paying 
their  own  costs.  It  was  stated  at  the  time  that  this 
course  was  adopted  for  the  sake  of  peace  and  to  prevent 
further  waste  of  the  principal  involved.  The  only 
clause  in  the  agreement  of  special  interest  to  the  St. 
George's  Society  was  that  by  which  St.  Luke's  Hos- 
pital guaranteed  to  apply  the  sum  received,  "toward 
the  endowment  and  support  of  the  ward  of  St.  George 
the  Martyr,  and  the  furnishing  of  the  chapel  to  be 
connected  with  the  Hospital." 

In  consequence  of  this  regrettable  action,  the  means 
of  the  Church  were  so  crippled  as  to  interfere  materi- 


ally  with  its  sphere  of  usefulness.  In  the  year  1859, 
it  was  "a  church  that  had  scarcely  any  parishioners 
and  no  building  for  the  celebration  of  Divine  Service." 
The  whole  state  of  affairs  was  well  described  by  Dr. 
Melville  in  these  words:  "We  are  thus  at  the  present 
time  a  legally  constituted  corporation  with  a  perfect 
organization  duly  recognized  and  represented  in  the 
Diocesan  Convention  of  the  Protestant  Episcopal 
Church  in  this  State,  and  possessing  a  valuable  vested 
interest  in  the  St.  Luke's  Hospital  and  a  certain 
amount  of  money,  but  not  sufficient  to  enable  us  to 
carry  on  the  missionary  work  which  it  is  our  earnest 
desire  to  do." 

It  was  the  general  opinion  then  that  the  continued 
existence  of  this  Church  was  absolutely  necessary  to 
preserve  the  rights  of  the  British  emigrants,  but  the 
committee  of  the  St.  George's  Society,  which  had  gone 
into  the  matter,  considered  that  "the  British  Consul 
holds  the  same  rights  of  nomination  independently  of 
the  Church,  nor  does  it  matter  how  he  acquired  them. 
We  think,  therefore,  that  we  should  obtain  all  that  can 
be  required  through  the  Consul  without  reference  to 
the  Church.  But  it  will  be  clearly  seen  that  it  never- 
theless becomes  advisable  for  this  Society  to  watch 
the  progress  of  the  Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr, 
and,  if  necessary,  to  promote  the  objects  and  success 
of  that  corporation." 

The  remaining  half  of  the  money,  about  which  there 
had  been  so  much  ill-feeling,  still  had  to  be  disposed  of, 
and,  in  support  of  the  report  of  a  special  committee, 
four  members  of  the  Society  were  placed  in  1859  upon 
the  Vestry  of  the  Church,  and  some  of  the  former 
Vestrymen  also  became  members  of  the  Society. 


Having  managed  in  this  way  to  gain  complete  con- 
trol, they  immediately  took  steps  to  erect  the  Church. 
Three  lots  were  purchased  on  the  north  side  of  Forty- 
fourth  Street,  between  Fifth  Avenue  and  Sixth 
Avenue  and  a  plan  was  adopted  for  a  suitable 
building  at  a  moderate  cost.  This  church  was  not 
long  in  being  completed,  and  was  opened  for  Divine 
service  as  a  free  church  in  the  April  of  1860. 

Every  effort  was  made  to  work  the  parish  success- 
fully but  without  success,  and  it  soon  became  evident 
that  there  was  no  real  need  for  a  separate  church  for 
Englishmen.  In  consequence  of  this,  in  November, 
1861,  the  pews  were  all  rented  with  the  exception  of 
a  third  which  were  retained  for  their  original  use. 
Even  this  effected  but  little  and  the  resources  of  the 
Church  were  soon  exhausted  by  the  payment  of  current 
expenses.  As  a  result  the  rector  resigned  his  charge 
and  the  property  was  sold. 

Subsequent  misfortunes  again  scattered  still  more 
the  balance  of  the  funds  held  in  trust,  and,  in  1873, 
came  the  resignation  of  the  Senior  Warden.  His  place 
was  filled  by  Mr.  Robert  Waller,  one  of  the  most 
prominent  members  of  the  St.  George's  Society,  and 
the  parish  was  thereafter  maintained  solely  by  the 
direct  assistance  of  this  Society,  through  an  annual 
appropriation  made  from  its  Contingent  fund  for  that 

From  the  date  of  his  election,  Mr.  Waller  devoted 
his  energies  to  preserving,  through  the  Church,  the 
valuable  rights  in  St.  Luke's  Hospital.  It  would  be 
ungrateful  also  in  this  connection  to  forget  the  names 
of  many  others  of  the  Society  who  were  actively  en- 
gaged in  maintaining  the  organization  of  the  Church. 


Among  these,  place  of  honour  should  be  given  to  the 
Rev.  Moses  Marcus,  then  Chaplain  of  this  Society, 
Robert  Bunch,  Thomas  Field  Frank,  E.  F.  Beddall, 
H.  A.  Racker,  Rev.  F.  B.  De  Costa,  F.  W.  J.  Hurst, 
and  Berkeley  Mostyn,  "to  whom  we  are  most  deeply 
indebted,  and  whose  names  must  never  be  forgotten 
for  the  privileges  we  now  enjoy." 

Experience  having  shown  that  a  separate  Church  for 
British  emigrants  was  apparently  not  required,  the 
Vestry  of  the  Church  in  1878,  made  formal  applica- 
tion to  St.  Luke's  Hospital  for  the  transfer  to  this 
Society  of  all  the  rights  and  privileges  acquired  under 
the  deed  of  covenant  in  1852.  Although  this  sugges- 
tion was  at  first  favourably  received,  it  was  finally 
rejected,  but  one  result  of  the  discussion  which  then 
took  place  was  to  induce  the  hospital  to  designate  by 
name  a  particular  ward  for  the  use  of  British  emigrants. 
This  was,  after  all,  only  acting  up  to  the  first  article  of 
the  agreement  which  until  that  time  had  been  com- 
pletely neglected.  It  is  also  important  to  note  that 
the  Society  could  now  always  avail  itself  of  the  beds 
in  the  Hospital  through  an  order  of  a  Warden  of  St. 
George  the  Martyr,  since  these  Wardens  had  mostly 
been  for  a  long  time  prominent  and  loyal  members  of 
St.  George's  Society. 

In  1886,  an  important  discussion  took  place  at  a 
meeting  of  the  St.  George's  Society  with  reference  to 
the  difficulty  of  obtaining  ready  admission  to  the  free 
ward  of  St.  George  the  Martyr,  for  cases  coming 
before  the  physicians  of  the  Society  in  which  prompt 
aid  was  required.  Eventually  it  was,  on  motion,  re- 
solved that  a  committee  be  appointed  to  confer  with 
the  Vestry   of   St.    George  the   Martyr,   to   ascertain 


whether  some  more  efficient  means  could  not  be  devised 
for  readily  dealing  with  urgent  cases  in  which  medical 
aid  was  necessary.  At  the  October  meeting  of  1887, 
Dr.  Irwin  explained  that  arrangements  had  been  made 
under  which  the  difficulties  in  securing  ready  access 
to  the  free  ward  had  been  materially  diminished. 

The  committee  handed  in  its  full  report  in  January, 
1888.  This  dealt  with  the  question  of  the  free  beds, 
in  trust  of  the  Vestry  at  St.  Luke's  Hospital,  the 
position  of  the  Society  with  regard  to  the  same,  and 
the  possibility  of  extending  the  usefulness  of  this  valu- 
able bequest.  The  complicated  and  in  some  respects 
unfortunate  history  of  the  trust  had  been  summarized 
for  the  Committee's  benefit  by  Mr.  Robert  Waller,  the 
Senior  Warden,  and,  in  commenting  upon  this,  the 
Committee  declared  that  a  fuller  knowledge  of  the  facts 
was  highly  desirable  for  the  consideration  of  the 
Society's  members. 

In  dealing  with  the  state  of  affairs  which  then  existed, 
the  words  of  the  report  itself  may  best  be  quoted  as 
they  show  not  only  the  attitude  gradually  adopted  by 
the  hospital  authorities  but  also  the  precise  position  in 
which  the  St.  George's  Society  now  stood  with  regard 
to  the  whole  matter: 

"During  subsequent  years  differences  arose  which 
led  to  occasional  friction  between  the  hospital  author- 
ities and  the  representatives  of  the  British  Charity. 
Time,  no  doubt,  soon  accustoms  to  the  possession  of 
property,  the  monies  originally  contributed  had  been 
expended,  the  Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr  had 
become  a  less  positive  reality,  the  hospital  has  received 
no  regular  income  either  from  the  Vestry  or  from  this 
Society,  and  it  seems  possible  that  the  authorities  of 


St.  Luke's  may  have  come  to  look  upon  the  maintenance 
of  these  free  beds,  which  they  especially  resent  being 
called  the  beds  of  the  St.  George's  Society,  as  some- 
what of  imposition  upon  their  institution.  The  Vestry, 
however,  thanks  in  a  great  measure  to  the  untiring 
fidelity  of  Mr.  Waller,  has  succeeded  in  holding  on  to 
its  rights  and  has  even  effected  a  satisfactory  ar- 
rangement for  the  exchange  of  patients  by  which  the 
exclusive  right  to  our  ward  is  provisionally  resigned  for 
the  privilege  of  occupying  twenty  beds  in  the  ordinary 
wards  of  the  hospital  suitable  to  the  age,  sex,  and  con- 
dition of  the  individuals.  It  must  be  thoroughly 
understood,  however,  that  these  privileges  at  present 
pertain  exclusively  to  the  Vestry  of  the  Anglo-American 
Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr,  and  the  British 
Consul;  and  that,  although  the  Consul  and  the  mem- 
bers of  the  Vestry  are  usually  active  members  of 
the  St.  George's  Society,  and  are  no  doubt  only 
too  anxious  to  administer  the  charity  upon  lines 
identical  with  the  objects  of  the  Society,  nevertheless 
the  Society  possesses  absolutely  no  rights,  no  privileges 
whatever  in  St.  Luke's  Hospital  and  further  it  seems 
questionable  whether  the  Vestry  can  legally  hand  over 
its  rights  to  the  Society,  without  sacrificing  the  very 
important  privilege  of  direct  representation  upon  the 
Governing  Board  of  the  Hospital.  Such  a  transfer 
has  been  attempted  but  the  Hospital  authorities  have 
refused  their  consent  except  at  the  price  of  representa- 
tion, which  for  many  reasons  it  does  not  seem  wise  to 

This  somewhat  unsatisfactory  state  of  affairs  had 
led  to  confusion  in  the  minds  of  members  of  the  Society, 
and  the  Committee  were  consequently  careful  to  point 


out  to  them  that  admission  orders  had  to  be  signed 
by  one  of  the  Wardens  of  the  Vestry  or  by  the  Consul 
before  they  could  have  legal  effect.  Happily  these 
gentlemen  had  done  everything  in  their  power  to 
facilitate  the  obtaining  of  orders  for  deserving  cases  by 
every  member  of  the  St.  George's  Society,  and,  as  a 
result,  had  arranged  that  such  orders  might  be  obtained 
not  only  from  them  personally  and  at  the  Consulate 
even  in  the  absence  of  the  Consul-General,  but  also 
by  application  at  the  office  of  the  Society  and  at  all 
times  through  the  physicians  of  the  Society. 

Another  rather  important  point  which  was  also 
secured  was  that  a  more  liberal  interpretation  of  the 
term,  "British  Emigrant"  was  accepted  by  the  Hospital. 
"All  persons  born  in  the  British  Isles,  whether  English, 
Welsh,  Scotch,  or  Irish  are  now  eligible  for  the 

Mention  has  already  been  made  of  the  fact  that  the 
Vestry  of  the  Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr  made 
an  attempt  in  1878,  to  transfer  to  the  St.  George's 
Society  all  the  rights  and  privileges  which  it  held  under 
the  deed  of  covenant  of  1852.  The  application  then 
made  was  rejected  on  behalf  of  St.  Luke's  Hospital 
and  it  was  not  until  May  31st,  1895,  that  a  final  agree- 
ment was  arrived  at  between  the  three  parties  con- 

This  document  marks  the  termination  of  a  long  and 
somewhat  involved  set  of  negotiations,  and  its  import- 
ance, as  regards  the  St.  George's  Society,  warrants  the 
following  account  of  it,  which,  it  is  hoped,  will  be 
found  to  give  the  gist  of  the  matter,  stripped  of  most 
of  the  legal  phraseology  and  stated  as  concisely  as 


The  first  point  of  importance  dealt  with  is  descrip- 
tive of  the  new  site  acquired  by  the  authorities  of  St. 
Luke's  Hospital  for  the  erection  of  a  new  hospital  to 
take  the  place  of  the  old  one  which  had  been  situated 
between  Fifty-fourth  Street  and  Fifty-fifth  Street. 

At  the  time  when  the  agreement  was  drawn  up,  the 
new  hospital  was  already  being  built  and  its  locality  is 
stated  as  being  "bounded  by  Morningside  Avenue, 
One  hundred  and  thirteenth  Street,  Amsterdam  or 
Tenth  Avenue,  and  One  hundred  and  fourteenth 

The  second  point,  however,  is  the  one  of  most  vital 
interest  to  the  members  of  St.  George's  Society.  After 
explaining  that  the  Anglo-American  Free  Church  of  St. 
George  the  Martyr  desired  to  transfer  to  the  St. 
George's  Society  all  the  rights  and  privileges  which  it 
held  under  the  agreement  of  1852,  and  that  the  St. 
George's  Society  should  be  given  the  right  to  elect  each 
year  two  of  its  members  as  ex-officio  members  of  the 
Board  of  Managers  of  St.  Luke's  Hospital,  the  docu- 
ment proceeds  as  follows:  "Now  therefore  this  agree- 
ment witnesseth  that  the  said  St.  Luke's  Hospital  in 
the  City  of  New  York  for  and  in  consideration  of  the 
premises  and  the  sum  of  one  dollar  to  it  in  hand  paid 
by  each  of  the  other  parties,  the  receipt  of  which  is 
hereby  acknowledged,  consents  to  the  transfer  and 
assignment  to  the  St.  George's  Society  of  New  York 
by  the  Anglo-American  Free  Church  of  St.  George  the 
Martyr,  of  all  the  rights  and  privileges  possessed  by 
the  latter." 

The  representatives  of  the  hospital  further  agreed 
with  the  St.  George's  Society  and  "its  successors  and 
assigns"  to  carry  out  in  the  new  hospital  each  and  all 


of  the  obligations  that  had  been  previously  stated  in 
the  agreement  of  October  15th,  1852. 

In  return  the  St.  George's  Society  consented  to  the 
sale  "of  the  entire  property  now  occupied  for  hospital 
purposes  on  Fifth  Avenue  between  Fifty-fourth  and 
Fifty-fifth  Streets." 

With  regard  to  the  representation  of  St.  George's 
Society  upon  the  Board  of  Managers  of  St.  Luke's  it 
was  mutually  agreed  that,  "Then  and  thereafter  two 
members  of  said  St.  George's  Society,  being  members 
in  good  standing  of  the  Protestant  Episcopal  Church 
of  the  United  States  of  America,  chosen  and  certified 
by  said  Society  for  the  purpose,  shall  be  ex-officio  mem- 
bers of  the  Board  of  Managers  of  St.  Luke's  Hospital." 
Those  elected  were  to  hold  exactly  the  same  position 
on  the  Board  as  the  Warden  and  Vestryman  previously 
chosen  on  behalf  of  the  Anglo-American  Church. 

The  final  point  discussed  was  the  question  of  effi- 
ciency in  the  working  of  the  hospital.  It  was  agreed 
between  the  parties  that  it  had  proved  incompatible 
with  proper  hospital  service  and  with  proper  care  of 
patients  to  keep  apart  a  separate  ward  for  the  use  of 
British  emigrants  because  of  their  requiring  to  be  dis- 
tributed in  different  wards  suited  to  the  nature  of  the 
treatment  required,  and  their  difference  in  sex  and  age. 
As  a  consequence  it  was  mutually  determined  by  both 
parties  to  set  aside  the  provision  in  the  covenant  of 
1852,  for  the  reserving  of  a  special  ward  and  to  treat 
such  British  emigrants  in  the  various  wards  of  the 
hospital  suited  to  the  age,  sex  and  nature  of  the  treat- 
ment. This  very  important  proviso  was  likewise  added 
"That  there  shall  always  be  a  ward  in  said  hospital 
called,  '  The  Ward  of   St.  George  the  Martyr,'  and  so 


designated  by  a  tablet  erected  therein."  A  tablet, 
bearing  this  inscription,  is  now  placed  in  Ward 
Norrie.  4. 

Since  that  time  the  relations  between  the  Society's 
delegates  to  the  Board  of  Management  of  St.  Luke's 
Hospital  and  the  other  members  of  that  body  have 
been  of  the  most  harmonious  nature.  In  the  Dele- 
gates' report,  dated  January  23rd,  1905,  this  was  par- 
ticularly referred  to  as  a  source  of  gratification.  The 
same  report  contained  a  grateful  reference  to  the  ser- 
vices of  the  Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D.,  who  for  many 
years  had  thrown  open  the  Church  of  St.  John  the 
Evangelist,  as  a  place  of  worship  for  the  members  of 
the  Church  of  St.  George  the  Martyr,  thereby  enabling 
the  Wardens  and  Vestrymen  of  that  Church  to  keep 
alive  the  valuable  franchise  they  possessed  in  the 
Hospital  and  which  they  afterwards  transferred  to  the 
St.  George's  Society.  Mention  was  also  made  at  this 
time  of  the  fact  that  the  cost  of  endowment  of  each 
new  bed  in  the  Hospital  was  now  $7,500  instead  of 
$5,000  as  heretofore. 

At  the  annual  meeting  of  1908,  a  well-earned  vote  of 
thanks  was  passed  by  the  Society  as  a  token  of  their 
regard  for  the  manifold  aid  they  had  always  received 
from  Mr.  Berkeley  Mostyn  in  connection  with  St. 
Luke's  Hospital.  In  the  following  year  the  Executive 
Committee  adopted  a  resolution  on  Mr.  Mostyn's  death 
in  which  they  extolled  him  as  "one  who  will  always  be 
especially  remembered  as  one  of  our  Delegates  to  St. 
Luke's  Hospital,  and  the  one  who  perhaps  did  more 
than  any  other  toward  securing  the  enduring  and 
untold  benefits  which  the  St.  George's  Society  receives 
from  its  connection  with  that  institution." 


In  concluding  this  brief  outline  of  the  Society's  con- 
nection with  St.  Luke's  Hospital,  one  may  be  permitted 
to  add  that  the  St.  George's  Society  can  point  with 
just  pride  to  the  fact  that  the  first  idea  of  a  church 
and  hospital  originated  with  its  chaplain,  the  Rev. 
Moses  Marcus;  that  the  first  building  of  the  hospital 
was  erected  partly  upon  ground  obtained  solely  through 
his  efforts;  and  that  a  considerable  amount  of  money 
was  collected  and  paid  over  to  St.  Luke's  Hospital 
in  the  early  years  of  its  existence  through  the 
exertions  of  the  members  of  this  Society. 






1786  1787 

President Goldsborough  Banyar Goldsborough  Banyar 

Vice-President Theophylact  Bache Theophylact  Bache 

Asst.  Vice-President William  Seton William  Seton 

Sect,  and  Treasurer John  Wilkes John  Wilkes 

Stewards Thomas  Barrow Thomas  Barrow 

John  Evers John  Evers 

John  Berry .  John  Berry 

John  C.  Shaw John  C.  Shaw 

1788  1789 

President Theophylact  Bache Theophylact  Bache 

Vice-President William  Seton William  Seton 

Asst.  Vice-President Joshua  Waddington Joshua  Waddington 

Sect,  and  Treasurer John  Wilkes John  Wilkes 

Stewards Gerard  Walton Gerard  Walton 

John  Berry John  Berry 

John  Delafield John  Delafield 

Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

John  Evers 

1790  1791 

President .Theophylact  Bache Theophylact  Bache 

Vice-President William  Seton William  Seton 

Asst.  Vice-President Joshua  Waddington Joshua  Waddington 

Sect,  and  Treasurer John  Wilkes John  Wilkes 

Stewards John  Berry John  Evers 

John  Delafield Adolphus  Yates 

John  Evers John  Dewhurst 

Adolphus  Yates Frederick  Philips 



1792  1793 

President Theophylact  Bache Theophylact  Bache 

Vice-President John  Atkinson Miles  Sherbrook 

Asst.  Vice-President Peter  Kemble Frederick  Philips 

Treasurer James  Casey James  Casey 

Secretary John  Wilkes Martin  S.  Wilkins 

Stewards John  Evers Daniel  Badcock 

Adolphus  Yates Robert  Kemble 

John  Dewhurst Gilbert  Morewood 

Frederick  Philips John  C.  Shaw 

1794  1795 

President Theophylact  Bache Theophylact  Bache 

Vice-President Miles  Sherbrook Miles  Sherbrook 

Asst.  Vice-President Frederick  Philips Frederick  Philips 

Treasurer James  Casey James  Casey 

Secretary Martin  S.  Wilkins Martin  S.  Wilkins 

Stewards Daniel  Badcock Samuel  Corp 

Robert  Kemble Francis  Bayard  Winthrop 

Gilbert  Morewood Gilbert  Morewood 

John  C.  Shaw John  C.  Shaw 

1796  1797 

President Theophylact  Bache Theophylact  Bache 

Vice-President Miles  Sherbrook Miles  Sherbrook 

Asst.  Vice-President Frederick  Philips Frederick  Philips 

Treasurer John  Ferrers John  Ferrers. 

Secretary William   Bache    (son   of   the 

President) William  Bache 

Stewards Samuel  Corp Francis  Bayard  Winthrop 

Francis  Bayard  Winthrop ....  Joshua  Waddington 

Gilbert  Morewood William  Williams 

John  C.  Shaw James  Casey. 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D. 

Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

F.  B.  Winthrop John  Atkinson 

John  Atkinson Samuel  March 

William  Kenyon Thomas  Roberts 

John  H.  Thompson Absalom  Bainbride 

Samuel  March Benjamin  Winthrop 

1798  1799 

President Theophylact  Bache Theophylact  Bache 

Vice-President Miles  Sherbrook Miles  Sherbrook 

Asst.  Vice-President Frederick  Philips Frederick  Philips 

Treasurer John  Ferrers John  Ferrers 


1798  1799 

Secretary William  Bache William  Bache 

Stewards Daniel  Badcock Henry  White 

James  Casey John  Ellis 

Samuel  March Aquila  Giles 

William  Williams Thomas  Roberts 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D. 

John  Atkinson John  Atkinson 

Thomas  Roberts Thomas  Roberts 

Benjamin  Winthrop Benjamin  Winthrop 

Aquila  Giles Aquila  Giles 

Joshua  Waddington Joshua  Waddington 

1800  1801 

President Miles  Sherbrook Miles  Sherbrook 

Vice-President Frederick  Philips Frederick  Philips 

Asst.  Vice-President Joshua  Waddington Joshua  Waddington 

Treasurer John  Ferrers John  Ferrers 

Secretary William  Bache William  Bache 

Stewards Henry  White Henry  White 

John  Ellis John  Ellis 

Thomas  Roberts Thomas  Roberts 

Aquila  Giles Aquila  Giles 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D. 

John  Atkinson John  Atkinson 

Thomas  Roberts Thomas  Roberts 

Benjamin  Winthrop Benjamin  Winthrop 

Henry  Waddington Henry  Waddington 

John  Ellis John  Ellis 

1802  1803 

President Joshua  Waddington Joshua  Waddington 

Vice-President John  Wilkes John  Wilkes 

Asst.  Vice-President Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

Treasurer John  Ferrers John  Ferrers 

Secretary Thomas  Delves Thomas  Delves 

Stewards Henry  White Henry  White 

Henry  Waddington Henry  Waddington 

John  Ellis John  Ellis 

John  Evers John  Evers 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Bishop  Benjamin  Moore Bishop  Benjamin  Moore 

John  Atkinson John  Atkinson 

Benjamin  Winthrop Benjamin  Winthrop 

Henry  Waddington Henry  Waddington 

John  Ellis John  Ellis 

Thomas  Roberts Thomas  Roberts 


1804  1805 

President Joshua  Waddington Joshua  Waddington 

Vice-President John  Wilkes John  Wilkes 

Asst.  Vice-President Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

Treasurer John  Ferrers John  Ferrers 

Secretary Thomas  Delves Thomas  Delves 

Stewards Henry  White Henry  White 

John  Ellis John  Ellis 

John  Evers John  Evers 

John  Waddington John  Waddington 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Rt.  Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D..  Jonathan  Ogden 

William  Duer Samuel  Corp 

John  Waddington Capt.  Frederick  Philips 

Benjamin  Winthrop Ezra  Hounsfield 

John  Ellis Thomas  Waddington 

Thomas  Roberts Thomas  Roberts 

1806  1807 

President Joshua  Waddington Joshua  Waddington 

Vice-President John  Wilkes John  Wilkes 

Asst.  Vice-President Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

Treasurer John  Ferrers John  Ferrers 

Secretary R.  S.  Newby R.  S.  Newby 

Stewards John  Ellis William  Bayard 

John  Evers John  Atkinson 

Samuel  Anderson Samuel  Anderson 

Paul  R.  Bache Paul  R.  Bache 

Charitable  Committee Rt. Rev.  Benj.  Moore, D.D. .  .Rt.  Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D. 

Jonathan  Ogden Jonathan  Ogden 

Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

Capt.  Frederick  Philips Capt.  Frederick  Philips 

Ezra  Hounsfield Ezra  Hounsfield 

Thomas  Waddington Thomas  Waddington 

1808  1809 

President Joshua  Waddington Samuel  Corp 

Vice-President John  Wilkes Samuel  Ferguson 

Asst.  Vice-President John  C.  Shaw John  C.  Shaw 

Secretary Robert  S.  Newby Robert  S.  Newby 

Treasurer John  Ferrers John  Ferrers 

Stewards William  Bayard William  Bayard 

Thomas  Proctor William  Williams 

Paul  R.  Bache James  Casey 

John  Sadler Samuel  March 

Charitable  Committee. . .   Rt.  Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D. .  .Rt.  Rev.  Benj.  Moore,  D.D. 
Jonathan  Ogden Jonathan  Ogden 


1808  1809 

Charitable  Committee  . . .  Samuel  Corp Thomas  Waddington 

(Cont'd)  Thomas  Waddington Thomas  Proctor 

Ezra  Hounsfield Ezra  Hounsfield 

Capt.  Frederick  Philips Capt.  Frederick  Philips 

1810  1811 

President Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

Vice-President Samuel  Ferguson Samuel  Ferguson 

Asst.  Vice-President John  Charles  Shaw John  Charles  Shaw 

Treasurer John  Ferrers John  Ferrers 

Secretary Robert  S.  Newby Robert  S.  Newby 

Stewards Thomas  Proctor Thomas  Proctor 

Paul  Richard  Bache Paul  Richard  Bache 

James  Seton James  Seton 

Charles  Shaw Charles  Shaw 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .John  Atkinson,  Jr John  Atkinson,  Jr. 

Jonathan  Ogden Jonathan  Ogden 

Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

Capt.  Frederick  Philips Capt.  Frederick  Philips 

Ezra  Hounsfield Ezra  Hounsfield 

Thomas  Waddington Thomas  Waddington 

1812  1813-1815 

President Samuel  Corp 

Vice-President John  Charles  Shaw 

Asst.  Vice-President Capt.  Frederick  Philips 

Treasurer John  Ferrers 

Secretary Robert  S.  Newby 

Stewards John  Atkinson,  Jr 

Thomas  Barrow 

William  Duer 

Charles  Wilkes 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .John  Atkinson,  Jr 

Jonathan  Ogden 

Samuel  Corp 

Capt.  Frederick  Philips 

Ezra  Hounsfield 

Thomas  Waddington 

These  officers  evidently  held  over  to  1816,  as  during  the  war  no  meetings  were 
held.  On  April  3d,  1815,  however,  John  Noble  was  elected  treasurer  and  Thomas 
Proctor  secretary. 

1816  1817 

President Jonathan  Ogden Jonathan  Ogden 

Vice-President John  Charles  Shaw Charles  Wilkes 

2d  Vice-President Charles  Wilkes Thomas  Barrow 


1816  1817 

Treasurer John  Noble John  Noble 

Secretary Robert  S.  Newby Robert  S.  Newby 

Stewards Wm.  Duer Wm.  Duer 

Cadwal'r  D.  Colden CadwaPr  D.  Colden 

Henry  Cruger Richard  Harison 

James  Eastburn Andrew  Hamersley 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .  John  Goodeve John  Goodeve 

John  Delafield John  Delafield 

James  Chesterman James  Chesterman 

Dr.  Joshua  Fisher Dr.  Joshua  Fisher 

John  Downes John  Downes 

Richard  Vose Richard  Vose 

1818  1819 

President Jonathan  Ogden Jonathan  Ogden 

Vice-President Charles  Wilkes Thomas  Barrow 

Id  Vice-President Thomas  Barrow Thomas  W.  Moore 

Treasurer John  Noble John  Noble 

Secretary Cadwal'r  D.  Colden Cadwal'r  D.  Colden 

Stewards Thomas  Warren Joseph  Tremain 

David  Wagstaff Thomas  Marston,  Jr. 

Edward  Thornton Bernard  Metcalf 

Thomas  W.  Moore James  Sanderson 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Thomas  Sands Thomas  Sands 

James  Chesterman James  Chesterman 

Dr.  James  Fisher Dr.  James  Fisher 

Daniel  Oakey Daniel  Oakey 

Robert  Ogden Robert  Ogden 

Rev.  John  Bristed Rev.  John  Bristed 

1820  1821 

President ". Jonathan  Ogden Samuel  Corp 

Vice-President Samuel  Corp John  Day 

2d  Vice-President Thomas  Barrow Daniel  Oakey 

Treasurer John  Noble John  Noble 

Secretary Cadwal'r  D.  Colden Thomas  Proctor 

Stewards Thomas  Marston,  Jr Thomas  Dixon. . 

Charles  Wilkes Cadwal'r  D.  Colden 

Fanning  C.  Tucker Francis  Tomes 

James  Whitehouse James  Seton 

Charitable  Committee Rev.  John  Bristed Rev.  John  Bristed 

James  Chesterman James  Chesterman 

Dr.  Joshua  Fisher Dr.  Joshua  Fisher 

Robert  Ogden Robert  Ogden 

Thomas  W.  Moore John  Okill 

John  Okill T.  Rutherford 


1822  1823 

President Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

Vice-President Daniel  Oakey Daniel  Oakey 

2d  Vice-President Thomas  W.  Moore Thomas  W.  Moore 

Treasurer John  Noble John  Noble 

Secretary Thomas  Proctor Thomas  Proctor 

Stewards Thomas  Dixon Thomas  Dixon 

James  Chesterman George  Chance 

Joseph  Matthews Wm.  Roberts 

George  Chance Thos.  Bowerbank,  Jr. 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .  John  Suckley 

Chaplain ; Rev.  G.  Upfold,  D.D 

Physician Joshua  Fisher 

1824  1825 

President Samuel  Corp Thomas  Dixon 

1st  Vice-President Daniel  Oakey Joseph  Fowler 

Id  Vice-President Thomas  W.  Moore George  Chance 

Treasurer William  Roberts William  Roberts 

Secretary A.  S.  Garr A.  S.  Garr 

Asst.  Secretary Wm.  H.  Shipman Wm.  H.  Shipman 

Stewards Thomas  Bowerbank Thomas  Newbould 

G.  W.  Wallis Thomas  Sands 

John  Wheeley Samuel  J.  Tobias 

Thomas  Newbould John  S.  Timmins 

Thomas  Sands George  W.  Wallis 

Thomas  Carter Wm.  H.  Hardy 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Thomas  Gibbons Robert  Barnes 

Robert  Barnes John  Noble 

James  Chesterman James  Chesterman 

John  Noble Luke  Barker 

William  Weyman William  Weyman 

Com.  of  Accounts Benj.  Armitage Daniel  Oakey 

Thos.  Warren John  Noble 

James  Blackstock Thomas  Warren 

1826  1827 

President Thomas  Dixon Thomas  Dixon 

1st  Vice-President George  Chance George  Chance 

2d  Vice-President Joseph  Fowler Joseph  Fowler 

Treasurer William  Roberts James  Chesterman 

Secretary Andrew  S.  Garr Andrew  S.  Garr 

Asst.  Secretary Wm.  H.  Shipman William  H.  Shipman 

Stewards Thomas  Warren Edward  Hardy 

Geo.  H.  Newbold Joseph  Sands 

Francis  Tomes James  Blackstock 


1826  1827 

Stewards  (Cont'd) Edward  Hardy Francis  Tomes 

Henry  Heycock Henry  Heycock 

James  Blackstock William  Dawson 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Daniel  Oakey Daniel  Oakey 

John  Noble John  Noble 

Jas.  Chesterman Wm.  W.  Shirley 

Robert  Barnes Robert  Barnes 

Com.  of  Accounts William  Weyman William  Weyman 

Thos.  Newbould Thos.  Newbould 

Hugh  Spooner Hugh  Spooner 

1828  1829 

President Thos.  Dixon Thomas  Dixon 

1st  Vice-President Geo.  Chance George  Chance 

2d  Vice-President Joseph  Fowler Joseph  Fowler 

Treasurer Jas.  Chesterman James  Chesterman 

Secretary Andrew  S.  Garr Andrew  S.  Garr 

Asst.  Secretary Wm.  H.  Shipman Wm.  Dawson 

Stewards Wm.  Dawson John  H.  Bartlett 

Thos.  W.  Moore Wm.  Barraclough 

Hugh  Spooner Samuel  Butcher 

Geo.  Pardow William  Cairns 

Joseph  Green Henry  Jackson 

John  H.  Bartlett Edwin  F.  Sanderson 

Physicians Dr.  Joshua  Fisher Dr.  Joshua  Fisher 

Dr.  Luke  Barker Dr.  Luke  Barker 

Dr.  William  H.  Ireland Dr.  Wm.  H.  Ireland 

Charitable  Committee Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Daniel  Oakey Daniel  Oakey 

John  Noble John  Noble 

Wm.  W.  Shirley Robert  Barnes 

Robert  Barnes Wm.  Roberts 

Com.  of  Accounts Hugh  Spooner Hugh  Spooner 

William  Lang Jas.  Blackstock 

Jas.  Blackstock Francis  Tomes 

1830  1831 

President Thomas  Dixon Thomas  Dixon 

1st  Vice-President Joseph  Fowler Joseph  Fowler 

2i  Vice-President Wm.  Banks Wm.  Roberts 

Treasurer James  Chesterman Jas.  Chesterman 

Secretary William  Dawson Wm.  Dawson 

Asst.  Secretary Hugh  Spooner Joseph  Sands 

Stewards E.  F.  Sanderson Francis  Tomes 

Edward  Hardy Joshua  Dixon 


1830  1831 

Stewards  (Cont'd) Win.  Barraclough Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Pennell Wm.  W.  Shirley 

Joseph  Sands E.  F.  Sanderson 

Henry  Jackson C.  H.  Webb 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Joshua  Fisher Dr.  Barker 

Dr.  Barker Dr.  Ireland 

Dr.  Ireland Dr.  Fisher 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Rev.  Dr.  Upfold Rev.  Dr.  Upfold 

Daniel  Oakey Daniel  Oakey 

John  Noble John  Noble 

Joseph  Trulock Joseph  Trulock 

Samuel  Corp Samuel  Corp 

Com.  of  Accounts Wm.  Cairns Wm.  Cairns 

Jas.  Blackstock Jas.  Blackstock 

Francis  Tomes Francis  Tomes 

1832  1833 

President Thomas  Dixon Thos.  Dixon 

1st  Vice-President Joseph  Fowler Joseph  Fowler 

2d  Vice-President Andrew  S.  Garr Henry  Jackson 

Treasurer Jas.  Chesterman Jas.  Chesterman 

Secretary Wm.  Dawson Wm.  Dawson 

Asst.  Secretary Joseph  Sands Joseph  Sands 

Stewards Henry  Wreaks Wm.  Cairns 

Wm.  W.  Shirley James  Blackstock 

Adam  Ashton Wm.  Barraclough 

John  Mortimer,  Jr Francis  Tomes 

C.  H.  Webb E.  F.  Sanderson 

Joseph  Tarratt Joseph  Tarratt 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Ireland 

Dr.  Barker Dr.  Barker 

Dr.  Ireland 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Daniel  Oakey Daniel  Oakey 

Joseph  Trulock Joseph  Trulock 

Samuel  Corp Francis  Tomes 

George  Chance Geo.  Chance 

Wm.  Roberts Wm.  Roberts 

Com.  of  Accounts Wm.  Cairns Wm.  Cairns 

James  Blackstock James  Blackstock 

Francis  Tomes Edward  Hardy 

1834  1835 

President Thomas  Dixon Joseph  Fowler 

1st  Vice-President Joseph  Fowler Francis  Tomes 

2d  Vice-President Henry  Jackson Joseph  Tarratt 


1834  1835 

Treasurer Jas.  Chesterman James  Chesterman 

Secretary James  Blackstock James  Blackstock 

Asst.  Secretary Joshua  Dixon J.  B.  Elliman 

Stewards Wm.  Cairns Henry  Wreaks 

Wm.  Dawson Edward  Hardy 

E.  F.  Sanderson Chas.  Edwards 

Joseph  Tarratt John  Connah 

J.  Robinson 

T.  Adams 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Ireland Dr.  Ireland 

Dr.  Barker Dr.  Barker 

Dr.  Wm.  Roberts,  Jr. 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Daniel  Oakey Daniel  Oakey 

F.  Tomes George  Newbould 

J.  Trulock Josh.  Trulock 

Geo.  Chance Joseph  Cox 

Joseph  Sands J.  B.  Dodd 

Com.  of  Accounts Wm.  Cairns Wm.  Cairns 

Edward  Hardy John  Mortimer,  Jr. 

Henry  Wreaks Henry  Norris 

1836  1837 

President Joseph  Fowler Anthony  Barclay 

1st  Vice-President Francis  Tomes John  J.  Bartlett 

2d  Vice-President Chas.  Edwards Charles  Edwards 

Treasurer James  Chesterman James  Chesterman 

Secretaries James  B.  Elliman James  B.  Elliman 

Francis  Tomes,  Jr Edward  W.  Canning 

Stewards E.  W.  Canning S.  T.  Cary 

Joseph  Lowe Robert  S.  Buchanan 

Charles  Wreaks J.  C.  Beales,  D.D. 

John  B.  Waistell Henry  Jessop 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Barker Dr.  Barker 

Dr.  Roberts Dr.  Roberts 

Dr.  Beales 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Hawks Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Rev.  M.  Eastburn,  D.D. 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Daniel  Oakey Joseph  Cox 

Dr.  Pennell Jos.  Trulock 

Jos.  Trulock Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Jos.  Cox Dr.  Pennell 

George  Cripp Edward  F.  Sanderson 

Com.  of  Accounts Wm.  Cairns Wm.  Cairns,  Jr. 


1836  1837 

Com.  of  Accounts John  Mortimer,  Jr Henry  Norris 

(Cont'd)  Henry  Norris Moses  Isaacs 

1838  1839 

President Anthony  Barclay Anthony  Barclay 

lst  Vice-President Charles  Edwards George  Chance 

2d  Vice-President Edward  W.  Canning Thomas  Stalker 

Treasurer Jas.  Cheslerman James  Chesterman 

Secretary Jas.  B.  Elliman B.  H.  Downing 

Asst.  Secretary Edward  Frith Henry  Jessop 

Stewards B.  H.  Downing A.  W.  Jee 

D.  Evans B.  W.  Davis 

J.  Blain Thomas  F.  Green 

Samuel  Clapham James  Sheward 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Barker Dr.  Roberts 

Dr.  Roberts Dr.  Beales 

Dr.  Beales 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Hawks Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Rev.  Dr.  Eastburn Rev.  Dr.  Eastburn 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Jas.  Boorman Thomas  Dixon 

B.  H.  Downing Dr.  Barker 

E.  F.  Sanderson Joseph  Steele 

Wm.  Jackson Charles  Cox 

Chas.  Cox W.  D.  Cuthbertson 

Com.  of  Accounts Wm.  Cairns Wm.  Cairns 

John  Mortimer,  Jr John  Mortimer,  Jr. 

Henry  Norris Henry  Norris 

1840  1841 

President Charles  Edwards Chas.  Edwards 

1st  Vice-President E.  F.  Sanderson E.  F.  Sanderson 

2d  Vice-President W.  D.  Cuthbertson W.  D.  Cuthbertson 

Treasurer James  Chesterman Jas.  Chesterman 

Secret  tries B.  H.  Downing B.  H.  Downing 

Henry  Jessop Septimus  Crookes 

Stewards Glover  Clapham John  Taylor,  Jr. 

George  Stothard Wm.  Bottomley 

John  Warrin R.  N.  Tinson 

Alfred  Waller Jos.  Rhodes 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Roberts Dr.  Roberts 

Dr.  Beales Dr.  Beales 

Dr.  Sabine 


1840  1841 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Hawks Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Rev.  Dr.  Eastburn Rev.  Dr.  Eastburn 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Dr.  Barker Dr.  Barker 

Joseph  Steele Joseph  Steele 

Charles  Cox Edward  Hardy 

Edward  Hardy Geo.  Stothard 

Wm.  Jackson Win.  Jackson 

Com.  of  Accounts John  Mortimer,  Jr John  Mortimer,  Jr. 

Henry  Norris Henry  Norris 

Samuel  Clapham James  B.  Elliman 

1842  1843 

President Edward  F.  Sanderson Joseph  Fowler 

1st  Vice-President W.  D.  Cuthbertson Robert  N.  Tinson 

1 1  Vice-President Robert  N.  Tinson John  Taylor,  Jr. 

Treasurer Jas.  Chesterman James  Chesterman 

Secretaries Septimus  Crookes Charles  B.  Elliman 

Charles  B.  Elliman Henry  Owen 

Stewards Henry  Dixon Edmund  Baldwin 

Samuel  C.  Shaw John  K.  Bradbury 

Robert  Bage Henry  C.  Hobart 

Henry  Owen James  Stokes 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Roberts Dr.  Beales 

Dr.  Beales Dr.  Sabine 

Dr.  Sabine Dr.  Bradshaw 

Chaplains. Rev.  Dr.  Hawks Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Rev.  Dr.  Eastburn Rt.  Rev.  Bishop  Eastburn 

Rev.  John  Dowdney 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Wm.  Jackson Alfred  Waller 

Alfred  Waller George  Stothard 

George  Stothard Josh.  Steele 

John  Taylor,  Jr John  Warrin 

John  Warrin John  Campbell 

Com.  of  Accounts John  Mortimer,  Jr John  Mortimer,  Jr. 

Henry  Norris Henry  Norris 

J.  B.  Elliman James  B.  Elliman 

1844  1845 

President .. . .  W.  D.  Cuthbertson W.  D.  Cuthbertson 

1st  Vice-President John  Taylor,  Jr Henry  Jessop 

2i  Vice-President Henry  Jessop Septimus  Crookes 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 


1844  1845 

Secretaries Henry  Owen Henry  Owen 

Joseph  Rhodes James  Sheward 

Stewards Septimus  Crookes James  R.  Walter 

Joseph  Harvey Edward  Walker 

James  Owen Frederick  Diaper 

Richard  Clark William  Hindhaugh 

Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Physicians Dr.  Beales Dr.  Beales 

Dr.  Sabine Dr.  Sabine 

Dr.  Bradshaw Dr.  Bradshaw 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Rev.  John  Dowdney Rev.  John  Dowdney 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .John  Campbell William  Jackson 

Thomas  Warrin Jos.  Rhodes 

Edward  Walker Edward  Walker 

James  R.  Walker Alfred  Waller 

James  Sheward Edmund  Baldwin 

Com.  of  Accounts John  Mortimer,  Jr Robert  N.  Tinson 

James  B.  Elliman Benjamin  H.  Downing 

E.  W.  Hoskins John  K.  Bradbury 

1846  1847 

President Joseph  Fowler John  S.  Bartlett,  M.D. 

1st  Vice-President Dr.  Bartlett James  Stokes 

Id  Vice-President James  R.  Walter Frederick  Diaper 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Henry  Owen Rev.  Moses  Marcus 

Thomas  Reynolds Thomas  Reynolds 

Stewards Henry  Brind Thomas  Warner 

George  Loder Dr.  Bradshaw 

Matthew  Mottram Joseph  H.  Ash 

Charles  Lowther George  Johnson 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Beales Dr.  Beales 

Dr.  Sabine Dr.  Sabine 

Dr.  Bradshaw Dr.  Bradshaw 

Dr.  F.  H.  Jackson Dr.  F.  H.  Jackson 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Rev.  Jno.  Dowdney,  M.A...  .Rev.  Jno.  Dowdney,  M.A. 

Rev.  Moses  Marcus,  D.D Rev.  Moses  Marcus,  D.D. 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Edmund  Baldwin Edmund  Baldwin 

Edward  Walker Edward  Walker 

William  Hindhaugh William  Hindhaugh 

George  Shaw George  Shaw 

B.  H.  Downing B.  H.  Downing 


1846  1847 

Com.  of  Accounts Robert  N.  Tinson R.  N.  Tinson 

Alfred  Waller Alfred  Waller 

J.  K.  Bradbury Charles  Clifton 

1848  1849 

President Edward  F.  Sanderson J.  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

1st  Vice-President John  C.  Beales J.  Leander  Starr 

2d  Vice-President John  Leander  Starr William  Young 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Rev.  Moses  Marcus Edward  Walker 

Edward  Walker John  T.  Walker 

Stewards Thomas  Knock John  C.  Wells 

John  T.  Walker G.  B.  Brown 

William  J.  Heather Henry  Jessop 

Robert  Martin Thomas  Knock 

Physicians Dr.  Richard  Pennell Dr.  R.  Pennell 

Dr.  J.  C.  Beales Dr.  J.  C.  Beales 

Dr.  G.  A.  Sabine Dr.  G.  A.  Sabine 

Dr.  Robert  Bradshaw Dr.  Barker 

Dr.  Francis  H.  Jackson Dr.  Bradshaw 

Dr.  Francis 
Dr.  Jackson 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Rev.  Moses  Marcus,  D.D Rev.  Jesse  Pound 

Rev.  Jesse  Pound 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Edmund  Baldwin Charles  Lowther 

George  Shaw G.  Shaw 

Charles  Pitt C.  B.  Elliman 

Edward  F.  Richardson Charles  Pitt 

B.  H.  Downing Thomas  M.  Sother 

Com.  of  Accounts Thomas  Dixon Thomas  Dixon 

R.  N.  Tinson Charles  Clifton 

Charles  Clifton R.  N.  Tinson 

British  Protective  Emigrant  Board  for  1849 

Thomas  Dixon Anthony  Barclay 

Richard  Bell W.  D.  Cuthbertson 

John  Connah Septimus  Crookes 

Richard  Irvin Henry  Jessop 

Matthew  Rudsdale Thomas  Knock 

G.  W.  Taylor B.  H.  Downing 

1850  1851 

President J.  C.  Beales,  M.D J.  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

1st  Vice-President William  Young William  Young 


1850  1851 

2d  Vice-President Charles  Pitt Charles  Pitt 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Edward  Walker Edward  Walker 

J.  T.  Walker J.  T.  Walker 

Stewards A.  Waller Robert  Bage 

Dr.  Bradshaw Robert  Kershaw 

J.  C.  Wells C.  C.  Harvey 

J.  T.  Walker Robert  Waller 

Physicians Dr.  Richard  Pennell Dr.  R.  Pennell 

Dr.  J.  C.  Beales Dr.  J.  C.  Beales 

Dr.  G.  A.  Sabine Dr.  G.  A.  Sabine 

Dr.  J.  W.  Bradshaw Dr.  Joseph  Bradshaw 

Dr.  F.  H.  Jackson Dr.  F.  H.  Jackson 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D. .  Rev.  F.  Vinton,  D.D. 

Charitable  Committee Charles  Pitt C.  Pitt 

C.  B.  Elliman C.  B.  Elliman 

Charles  Lowther R.  Bunch 

Robert  Bunch J.  C.  Wells 

Z.Waller Z.Waller 

Joseph  C.  Wells C.  C.  Harvey 

Thomas  M.  Sother 

Com.  of  Accounts Edward  F.  Sanderson E.  F.  Sanderson 

R.  N.  Tinson R.  N.  Tinson 

British  Protective  Charles  Clifton Charles  Clifton 

Emigrant  Board A.  Barclay A.  Barclay 

R.  N.  Tinson W.  D.  Cuthbertson 

W.  D.  Cuthbertson Dr.  J.  S.  Bartlett 

C.  B.  Elliman Thomas  Knock 

Robert  Bage H.  De  B.  Routh 

Edward  Walker C.  B.  Elliman 

Richard  Bell Richard  Irvin 

Richard  Irvin Richard  Bell 

John  Connah William  Brand 

E.  W.  Canning Benjamin  F.  Dawson 

G.  W.  Taylor David  Ogden 

W.  C.  Pickersgill Thomas  Stalker 

Superintendent Charles  H.  Webb 

1852  1853 

President J.  C.  Beales,  M.D J.  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

1st  Vice-President William  Young William  Young 

2d  Vice-President Charles  Pitt Charles  Pitt 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Joseph  C.  Wells Joseph  C.  Wells 


1852  1853 

Secretaries  (Cont'd) John  T.  Walker Edward  F.  Ward 

Stewards R.  Bunch James  E.  Walker 

Holbert  Smales E.  F.  Ward 

C.  C.  Harvey T.  Tempest 

Dr.  Arnold Alfred  Large 

R.  Lethbridge 
T.  M.  Sother 

Physicians Richard  Pennell,  M.D R.  Pennell,  M.D. 

J.  C.  Beales,  M.D J.  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

G.  A.  Sabine,  M.D Joseph  Bradshaw,  M.D. 

R.  H.  Jackson,  M.D Edmund  Arnold,  M.D. 

Otto  Rotton,  M.D Otto  Rotton,  M.D. 

Jos.  Bradshaw,  M.D 

Ed.  Arnold,  M.D 

Chaplains Rt.  Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright. . .  .Rt.  Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright 

Provisional  Bishop  of  New  York 
Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D.  .   Rev.  F.  Vinton,  D.D. 
Rev.  Dr.  Neville 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .R.  Bunch Charles  Pitt 

Charles  Pitt Robert  Bunch 

C.  C.  Harvey Thomas  Tempest 

Dr.  Bartlett John  S.  Bartlett 

Charles  B.  Elliman Robert  Waller 

William  Thomas Charles  B.  Elliman 

Thomas  M.  Sother Thomas  M.  Sother 

Com.  of  Accounts E.  F.  Sanderson Edward  Walker 

C.  Clifton Robert  Waller 

British  Protective  R.  N.  Tinson C.  Clifton 

Emigrant  Board Anthony  Barclay A.  Barclay 

C.  B.  Elliman E.  F.  Ward 

J.  S.  Bartlett Robert  Bunch 

Adam  Norrie Alfred  Large 

David  Ogden Charles  Edwards 

Benjamin  F.  Dawson M.  B.  Burnett 

W.  D.  Cuthbertson Richard  Bell 

Robert  Bunch Adam  Norrie 

Thomas  Knock W.  D.  Cuthbertson 

Richard  Bell J.  R.  Morewood 

James  W.  Cameron David  Ogden 

Edward  W.  Canning C.  B.  Elliman 

Superintendent Charles  H.  Webb Charles  H.  Webb 

1854  1855 

President William  Young William  Young 

1st  Vice-President Joseph  W.  Bradshaw,  M.D. . .  Joseph  W.  Bradshaw,  M.D. 


1854  1855 

2d  Vice-President Thomas  Knock Thomas  Knock 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Edward  F.  Ward Edward  F.  Ward 

Mitford  B.  Burnett Mitford  B.  Burnett 

Stewards Mitford  B.  Burnett Henry  Eyre 

C.  G.  Hook Robert  Leech 

Francis  Rider John  C.  Loch 

George  Bulpin J.  R.  Crookes 

Charles  Christmas 
Job  Roberts 

Physicians Richard  Pennell,  M.D Richard  Pennell,  M.D. 

John  C.  Beales,  M.D John  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

Joseph  W.  Bradshaw,  M.D. . .  Joseph  W.  Bradshaw,  M.D. 

Edmund  Arnold,  M.D Edmund  Arnold,  M.D. 

Otto  Rotton,  M.D Otto  Rotton,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rt.  Rev.  Dr.  Wainwright Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Rev.  Edm.  Neville,  D.D Rev.  Dr.  Neville 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Charles  Pitt Charles  Pitt 

Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Thomas  Tempest Henry  Eyre 

Henry  Eyre Robert  Leech 

Robert  Leech .George  S.  Rainsford 

George  S.  Rainsford George  Schedel 

Thomas  M.  Sother T.  M.  Sother 

Com.  of  Accounts Edward  Walker Charles  Clifton 

Robert  Waller Edward  Walker 

Charles  Clifton Robert  Waller 

1856  1857 

President Joseph  Fowler Septimus  Crookes 

1st  Vice-President Henry  Eyre Henry  Eyre 

2d  Vice-President Henry  Owen Joseph  C.  Wells 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Mitford  B.  Burnett M.  B.  Burnett 

John  C.  Loch William  M.  Smith 

Stewards Charles  Cooper J.  S.  Milford 

R.  Bainbridge Arthur  Kendall 

J.  Stanley  Milford Joseph  E.  Walker 

William  M.  Smith 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Beales Dr.  Beales 

Dr.  Bradshaw Dr.  Bradshaw 

Dr.  Rotton  (Brooklyn) Dr.  Rotton 

Dr.  Charles  M.  Cooper 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Hawks Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Rev.  Dr.  Neville 


1856  1857 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

C.  B.  Elliman C.  B.  Elliman 

G.  S.  Rainsford E.  F.  Ward 

E.  F.  Ward George  L.  Rainsford 

Dr.  Rotton  (Brooklyn) C.  H.  Webb    (Brooklyn) 

Com.  of  Accounts Charles  Clifton Charles  Clifton 

Edward  Walker Edward  Walker 

Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

1858  1859 

President John  C.  Beales,  M.D John  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

1st  Vice-President Edward  F.  Ward Edward  F.  Ward 

2d  Vice-President Edward  Walker Edward  Walker 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Henry  E.  Pellew Henry  E.  Pellew 

W.  P.  Talboys Philip  Pritchard 

Stewards Henry  E.  Pellew Thomas  M.  Braine 

Joseph  E.  Walker J.  H.  Prout 

George  M.  Knevitt James  Napier 

W.  P.  Talboys Philip  Pritchard 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell Dr.  Pennell 

Dr.  Beales Dr.  Beales 

Dr.  Bradshaw Dr.  Bradshaw 

Dr.  Rotton Dr.  Cooper 

Dr.  Charles  H.  Cooper Dr.  Rotton 

Chaplains Rev.  Dr.  Hawks Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Rev.  George  C.  Pennell Rev.  Geo.  C.  Pennell 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Edward  F.  Ward Robert  Waller        ] 

Charles  B.  Elliman Philip  Pritchard     I    New 

George  S.  Rainsford Thos.  M.  Braine    f     York 

Arthur  Kendall E.  M.  Newbould  J 

Chas.  H.  Webb  (Brooklyn).  .Jno.  T.  Walker      ]  Brook- 
G.  M.  Knevitt        >     lyn 
James  Napier 

Com.  of  Accounts Charles  Clifton .Charles  Clifton 

Robert  Waller John  T.  Walker 

John  T.  Walker Robert  Waller 

1860  1861 

President John  C.  Beales,  M.D Henry  Eyre 

1st  Vice-President Edward  F.  Ward Edward  Walker 

%d  Vice-President Edward  Walker Philip  Pritchard 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Philip  Pritchard R.  J.  Cortis 

R.  J.  Cortis T.  M.  Braine 


1860  1861 

Stewards J.  Moulson,  Jr C.  W.  Frederickson 

T.  M.  Braine J.  N.  B.  Middleton 

R.  J.  Cortis J.  M.  Vickers 

C.  W.  Fredrickson E.  T.  Christianson 

Physicians Dr.  Pennell     1  Dr.  Pennell     ] 

Dr.  Beales       \  New  York     Dr.  Beales       [  New  York 
Dr.  Cooper     J  Dr.  Cooper     J 

Dr.  Rotton     1    „      „  Dr.  Otto  Rotton,  Brooklyn 

Dr.  Cansdell  j 

Chaplains Rev.  George  C.  Pennell Rev.  Dr.  Hawks 

Rev.  Dr.  Hawks Rev.  G.  C.  Pennell 

Rev.  Dr.  Vinton Rev.  Dr.  Vinton 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Robert  Waller  Robert  Waller 

Philip  Pritchard  [  New  Philip  Pritchard  [  New 
Thos.  M.  Braime  f  York  Thos.  M.  Braine  [  York 
Rev.G.C.Pennell    J  Thos.  F.  Frank      j 

Jno.  T.  Walker     ]  Brook-     Jno.  T.  Walker     1  Brook- 
James  Napier         J-    lyn         James  Napier         >     lyn 
G.  M.  Knevitt       J  S.  S.  J.  Frith         J 

Com.  of  Accounts Charles  Clifton Charles  Clifton 

Charles  B.  Elliman Charles  B.  Elliman 

Joseph  C.  Wells Arthur  Kendall 

Delegates    to    Board    of 
Dep.    of   Benev.    and 

Emig't  Soc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Philip  Pritchard Philip  Pritchard 

1862  1863 

President Henry  Eyre Henry  Eyre 

1st  Vice-President Edward  Walker Edward  Walker 

2d  Vice-President Philip  Pritchard Philip  Pritchard 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Richard  J.  Cortis Thos.  M.  Braine 

Thomas  M.  Braine John  Cook 

Stewards Edward  Baker Daniel  Goodwin 

John  M.  Webb Orville  Oddie 

Daniel  Goodwin John  M.  Webb 

Orville  Oddie Charles  Vinton 

Physicians Jno.  C.  Beales,  M.D Jno.  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

Chas.  W.  Cooper,  M.D Chas.  W.  Cooper,  M.D. 

Otto  Rotton,  M.  D Otto  Rotton,  M.D. 

Inglis  Lough,  M.D. 
Chaplains Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D. .  .Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D. 

Rev.  Fran.  I.  Hawks,  D.D... .Rev.  A.  S.  Leonard,  D.D. 


1862  1863 

Charitable  Committee Robert  Waller  Robert  Waller 

Thos.  Field  Frank  I  New  Thos.Field  Frank  {  New 
Edw.  W.  Canning  {  York  Edw.W.Canning  [  York 
John  R  Griffith      J  John  R.  Griffith    J 

John  T.  Walker      ]  John  T.  Walker     j 

Chas.  Paulson  \  Brook-  Chas.  Paulson        [  Brook- 

EdwardHill j     lyn       Edward  Hill  J      lyn 

Com.  of  Accounts Charles  Clifton Charles  Clifton 

Charles  B.  Elliman Chas.  B.  Elliman 

Delegates  to  Board  of       Arthur  Kendall Arthur  Kendall 

Dep.  of  Benev.  and 

EmigH  Com Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Philip  Pritchard Philip  Pritchard 

1864  1865 

President Henry  Eyre Henry  Eyre 

1st  Vice-President Edward  Walker Edward  Walker 

2d  Vice-President Thomas  D.  Middleton Henry  de  Beauvoir  Routh 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Thomas  M.  Braine Thomas  M.  Braine 

William  T.  Smith Wm.  T.  Smith 

Stewards William  T.  Smith Charles  H.  Webb 

Orville  Oddie Orville  Oddie 

William  A.  Virtue James  B.  Hodgskin 

Joseph  N.  Harvey George  Wade 

Physicians J.  C.  Beales,  M.D.    ]  New      J.  C.  Beales,  M.D.  1  New 

C.W.Cooper,  M.D.  1  York  S.  R.  Percy,  M.D.  1  York 
H.J.  Phillips,  M.D.  j  H. J.Phillips,M.D.  j 

OttoRotton,M.D.,flroo%rt..Otto  Rotton,  M.D., 


Chaplains Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D ....  Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D. 

Rev.  A.  S.  Leonard,  D.D Rev.  A.  S.  Leonard,  D.D. 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Robert  Waller  Robert  Waller 

Thos.  Field  Frank  I  New  Thos.Field  Frank  I  New 
Edw.W.Canning  (York  Edw.W.Canning  f  York 
John  R.  Griffith      J  John  R.  Griffith    J 

John  T.  Walker.     <  John  T.  Walker    j 

Charles  Paulson       \  Brook-  Charles  Paulson     \  Brook- 
Edward  Hill  J     lyn       Edward  Hill  J       lyn 

Com.  of  Accounts Charles  Clifton Charles  Clifton 

Charles  B.  Elliman Charles  B.  Elliman 

Delegates  to  Board  of      Arthur  Kendall Arthur  Kendall 

Dep.  of  Benev.  and 

H  Soc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 


1866  1867 

President Henry  Eyre Edw.  M.  Archibald,  C.B. 

1st  Vice-President Henry  De Beauvoir Routh .. .  .Henry  De  Beauvoir  Routh 

U  Vice-President John  T.  Walker John  T.  Walker 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage 

Secretaries Thomas  M.  Braine Thomas  M.  Braine 

William  T.  Smith F  .W.  J.  Hurst 

Steivards Charles  H.  Webb Thomas  D.  Middleton 

James  B.  Hodgskin John  R.  Griffith 

George  Wade John  Hobbs 

F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

Physicians J.C.Beales,  M.D.     ]  New      J.C.Beales,  M.D.   )  New 

S.R.  Percy,  M.D.  f  York  H.Railton,  M.D.  j  York 
H.  Railton,  M.D.    J 

OttoRotton,M.D.,BrooH;/n..Otto  Rotton,  M.D.,  Brook- 

Chaplains Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D.  .  .Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D. 

Rev.  A.  S.  Leonard,  D.D Rev.  Alfred  Stubbs.D.D. 

Rev.  Edward  W.  Syle 
Charitable  Committee. . .  .Robert  Waller  Robert  Waller 

Thos.  Field  Frank  (  New  Thos.  Field  Frank  [  New 
Edw.  W.  Canning  [  York  Edw.  W.  Canning  f  York 
John  R.  Griffith  John  R.  Griffith    J 

Chas.  Paulson  Chas.  Paulson 

Edward  Hill  .,  i  Brook-  Edward  Hill  I  Brook- 

R.  J.  Cortis  J     lyn       Richard  J.  Cortis  J     lyn 

Com.  of  Accounts Charles  Clifton Charles  Clifton 

Charles  B.  Elliman Chas.  B.  Elliman 

Delegates  to  Board  of       Arthur  Kendall Arthur  Kendall 

Dep.  of  Benev.  and 

Emig't  Soc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 

President Edward  M.  Archiabld,  C.B...Edw.  M.  Archibald,  C.B. 

1st  Vice-President John  R.  Griffith John  G.  Dale 

2d  Vice-President John  Hobbs John  Hobbs 

Treasurer Robert  Bage Robert  Bage. 

Secretaries Thomas  M.  Braine Thomas  M.  Braine 

Solomon  J.  Jones Solomon  J.  Jones 

Stewards Morris  H.  Henry,  M.D 

J.  Milner  Vickers 

Solomon  J.  Jones 

Physicians John  C.  Beales,  M.D John  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

Morris  H.  Henry,  M.D Morris  H.  Henry,  M.D. 

Otto  Rotton,  M.D 


Chaplains Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D. .  .Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D. 

Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt 

Charitable  Committee. . .  .Thos.  Field  Frank  1  Edward  Walker,  Ch.   Ex. 

Edw.  W.  Canning     [  New     Robert  Mackie  [Com 

Chas.  B.  Elliman     f  York     Edward  Hill 
F.  W.  J.  Hurst  Charles  Paulson 

Edward  Hill  Aymar  Cater 

Rich.  J.  Cortis         !>  Brook-  F.  W.  J.  Hurst 
W.  C.  Muraford      J     lyn       Arthur  Kendall 

Com.  of  Accounts Charles  Clifton Charles  Clifton 

Arthur  Kendall Thos.  Field  Frank 

Delegates  to  Board  of       J.  Milner  Vickers Edward  W.  Canning 

Dep.  of  Benev.  and 

Emig.  Soc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 

Almoner Rev.  Frederick  Sill 

1870  1871 

President Edward  M.  Archibald,  C.B... .  John  G.  Dale 

Vice-Presidents John  G.  Dale Thomas  D.  Middleton 

F.  W.  J.  Hurst F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

Treasurer Robert  Bage John  Hobbs 

Secretaries Thomas  M.  Braine Thomas  M.  Braine 

Peter  Jones Peter  Jones 

Executive  Committee Edward  Walker Robert  Mackie  (Chairman; 

James  Curphey Edward  Walker 

Aymar  Cater J.  Sefton  Brancker 

Wm.  C.  Mumford Charles  T.  Gostenhofer 

Robert  Mackie Wm.  C.  Mumford 

Wm.  B.  Bowring Edward  Phillips 

John  Hobbs James  Curphey 

Com.  of  Accounts Charles  Clifton Robert  Waller 

Robert  Waller Thomas  F.  Frank 

Thomas  Field  Frank R.  J.  Godwin 

Physicians John  C.  Beales,  M.D J.  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

Morris  H.  Henry,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Otto  Rotton,  M.D Charles  F.  Young,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D.  .  .Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D. 

Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt 

Delegates    to    Board    of 

Deputies,  etc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 

1872  1873 

President John  G.  Dale John  G.  Dale 

Vice-Presidents F.  W.  J.  Hurst F.  W.  J.  Hurst 


1872  1873 

Vice-Presidents  (Cont'd)  .Charles  T.  Gostenhofer Charles  T.  Gostenhofer 

Treasurer John  Hobbs John  Hobbs 

Secretaries Thomas  M.  Braine Thomas  M.  Braine 

Peter  Jones Peter  Jones 

Executive  Committee Robert  Waller  (Chairman)..  .Robert  Waller  (Chairman) 

James  Curphey Thomas  B.  Bowring 

Edward  Dobell James  Curphey 

Ernest  Chaplin Edward  Phillips 

Edward  Phillips George  F.  Pim 

Joseph  Hyde  Sparks Joseph  Hyde  Sparks 

Charles  Vinton Charles  Vinton 

Com.  of  Accounts Thomas  F.  Frank Thomas  Field  Frank 

Richard  J.  Godwin R.  J.  Godwin 

E.  Brenton  Archibald E.  Brenton  Archibald 

Physicians John  C.  Beales,  M.D John  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Charles  F.  Young,  M.D Charles  F.  Young,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.  Francis  Vinton,  D.D.  .  .Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt 

Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt Rev.  Frederick  Sill 

Delegates    to    Board    of 

Deputies,  etc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 

1874  1875 

President Henry  E.  Pellew Henry  E.  Pellew 

Vice-Presidents Edward  Hill Edward  Hill 

Briton  Richardson Briton  Richardson 

Treasurer R.  J.  Cortis R.  J.  Cortis 

Secretaries Peter  Jones Peter  Jones 

H.  G.  M.  Linton H.  G.  M.  Linton 

Executive  Committee Robert  Waller  (Chair man).... Robert  Waller  (Chairman) 

James  Curphey R.  D.  Perry 

Charles  T.  Gostenhofer Hen.  H.  Romilly 

John  G.  Dale John  G.  Dale 

John  Moulson John  Moulson 

Edward  W.  Mascord Edward  W.  Mascord 

J.  C.  Vincent J.  C.  Vincent 

Com.  of  Accounts R.  J.  Godwin R.  J.  Godwin 

E.  Brenton  Archibald E.  Brenton  Archibald 

Thomas  M.  Braine John  Orpe 

Physicians John  C.  Beales,  M.D John  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Charles  F.  Young,  M.D Charles  F.  Young,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt 

Rev.  F.  Sill Rev.  J.  H.  Rylance,  D.D. 


Delegates    to    Board    of  1874  1875 

Deputies,  etc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 

1876  1877 

President Henry  E.  Pellew Henry  E.  Pellew 

Vice-Presidents Edward  Hill Briton  Richardson 

Briton  Richardson John  Moulson 

Treasurer John  G.  Dale John  G.  Dale 

Secretaries Henry  Romilly Henry  Romilly 

Maynard  C.  Eyre A.  E.  Tucker 

Executive  Committee Robert  Waller  (Chairman)..  .Robert  Waller  (Chairman) 

R.  D.  Perry Edward  Hill 

John  Moulson R.  J.  Godwin 

Edward  W.  Mascord R.  D.  Perry 

J.  C.  Vincent S.  Dally 

Richard  J.  Godwin C.  F.  Wreaks 

Thomas  E.  Evans E.  Brenton  Archibald 

Com.  of  Accounts E.  Brenton  Archibald John  Orpe 

John  Orpe Thos.  W.  Weathered 

Thomas  W.  Weathered J.  C.  Vincent 

Physicians John  C.  Beales,  M.D J.  C.  Beales,  M.D. 

Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Charles  T.  Young,  M.D C.  T.  Young,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.  Franklin  Babbitt Rev.  F.  Babbitt 

Rev.  Jos.  H.  Rylance,  D.D.  Rev.  Jos.  H.  Rylance,  D.D  . 
Delegates    to    Board    of  Rev.  F.  Courtney 

Deputies,  etc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis R.  J.  Cortis 

1878  1879 

President Briton  Richardson Briton  Richardson 

Vice-Presidents John  Carey,  Jr John  Carey,  Jr. 

Thomas  E.  Jevons Thomas  E.  Jevons 

Treasurer John  G.  Dale John  G.  Dale 

Secretaries W.  Wilton  Phipps Alex.  E.  Tucker 

A.  E.  Tucker Samuel  Lee 

Executive  Committee R.  D.  Perry  (Chahman) R.  D.  Perry  (Chairman) 

Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Edward  Hill E.  Brenton  Archibald 

Henry  E.  Pellew Henry  Romilly 

Henry  Romilly Charles  F.  Wreaks 

John  Moulson .  .  W.  W.  Phipps 

E.  Brenton  Archibald G.  Bentham  Rae 

Henry  Eyre  ) 

E.  M.  Archibald.C.B.V^. 

Henry  E.  Pellew         j  °"' 


1878  1879 

Com.  of  Accounts F.  C.  Gostenhofer F.  C.  Gostenhofer 

C.  F.  Wreaks Berkeley  Mostyn 

J.  C.  Vincent James  E.  Pulsford 

Physicians J.  C.  Beales,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Ben.  F.  Dawson,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.  Jos.  H.  Rylance,  D.D.  .Rev.  Jos.  H.  Rylance,  D.D. 

Rev.  F.  Courtney Rev.  F.  Courtney 

Delegates    to    Board    of 

Deputies,  etc Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis 

1880  1881 

President F.  W.  J.  Hurst F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

Vice-Presidents Edward  Hill Edward  Hill 

Thomas  E.  Jevons Richard  J.  Cortis 

Treasurer John  G.  Dale John  G.  Dale 

Secretaries Alex.  E.  Tucker Alex.  E.  Tucker 

F.  G.  Richardson F.  G.  Richardson 

Executive  Committee Robert  Waller  (Chairman)..  .Robert  Waller  (Chairman) 

Samuel  Dally Samuel  Dally 

Chas.  F.  Wreaks Charles  F.  Wreaks 

G.  Bentham  Rae Berkeley  Mostyn 

W.  W.  Phipps Edward  Mascord 

Berkeley  Mostyn E.  F.  Beddall 

Edward  W.  Mascord John  R.  Walker 

Henry  Eyre  Henry  Eyre 

E.  M.  Archibald,  C.B.  [Ex.  E.  M.  Archibald,  C.B.  [Ex. 

Henry  E.  Pellew  (Off.  Henry  E.  Pellew  I  Off. 

B.  Richardson                J         B.  Richardson  J 

Com.  of  Accounts F.  C.  Gostenhofer F.  C.  Gostenhofer 

J.  G.  Harper J.  G.  Harper 

Richard  Sanderson Win.  Lindsay  Blatch 

Physicians Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Benjamin  F.  Dawson,  M.D.  .Benjamin F.Dawson, M.D. 
Chaplains Rev.  Jos.  H.  Rylance,  D.D.  .Rev.  Jos.  H.  Rylance,  D.D. 

Rev.  F.  Courtney Rev.  A.  G.  Mortimer 

Delegates  to  Board  of 
Dep.  of  Benev.  and 
Emig't  Soc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 

1882  1883 

President F.  W.  J.  Hurst Edward  Hill 

Vice-Presidents Edward  Hill R.  J.  Cortis 

Richard  J.  Cortis Robert  Waller 



1882  1883 

Treasurer John  G.  Dale John  G.  Dale 

Secretaries Alex.  E.  Tucker Berkeley  Mostyn 

E.  G.  Richardson Percy  Chubb 

Executive  Committee Robert  Waller  (Chairman)..  .E.  F.  Beddall  (Chairman) 

Charles  F.  Wreaks Charles  F.  Wreaks 

Berkeley  Mostyn John  Moulson 

H.  A.  Racker H.  A.  Racker 

John  Moulson Alex.  E.  Tucker 

Henry  W.  O.  Edye Henry  W.  O.  Edye 

Edward  F.  Beddall Herbert  Barber 

Henry  Eyre  Sir  E.M.Archibald 

E.  M.  Archibald,   |  C.B.  K.C.M.G.  E* 

C.B.  \  Ex.Off.   Henry  E.  Pellew     \     Off. 
Henry  E.  Pellew     |  B.  Richardson 

B.  Richardson        J  F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

Com.  of  Accounts F.  C.  Gostenhofer F.  C.  Gostenhofer 

Edward  W.  Mascord Edward  W.  Mascord 

Wm.  Lindsay  Blatch Charles  S.  Bonnor 

Physicians Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Benjamin  F.  Dawson,  M.D.  .Ben j.  F.  Dawson,  M.D 

Chaplain Rev.  A.  G.  Mortimer Rev.  D.  P.  Morgan 

Delegates    to    Board    of 
Dep.    of    Benev.    and 

Emig't  Soc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 



President Edward  Hill Richard  J.  Cortis 

Vice-Presidents Richard  J.  Corti-; Edward  F.  Beddall 

Robert  W&Her Berkeley  Mostyn 

Treasurer F.  W.  J.  Hurst Edward  Hill 

Secretaries Berkeley  Mostyn Percy  Chubb 

Percy  Chubb Oliver  Adams 

E.  F.  Beddall  (Chairman) 

Executive  Committee E.  F.  Beddall  (Chairman).  .  .H.  A.  Racker 

Charles  F.  Wreaks Henry  W.  O.  Edye 

Henry  W.  O.  Edye Herbert  Barber 

John  Moulson John  Parsons 

Alex.  E.  Tucker H.  O  Northcote 

H.  A.  Racker Thos.  B.  Bowring 

Herbert  Barber A.  M.  Townsend 

SirE.M.Archibald  ] 

C.B.  K.C.M.G.    I  Ex.Off.    Henry  E.  Pellew    ] 
Henry  E.  Pellew    [  B.  Richardson         \  Ex. 

B.  Richardson  F.  W.  J.  Hurst       I  Off. 


1884  1885 

Com.  of  Accounts F.  C.  Gostenhofer F.  C.  Gostenhofer 

F.  S.  Smithers F.  S.  Smithers 

Charles  S.  Bonnor F.  S.  Smithers 

Physicians Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Benjamin  F.  Dawson,  M.D.  .Benj.   F.  Dawson,  M.D. 
Chaplains Rev.  D.  P.  Morgan Rev.  D.  P.  Morgan 

Rev.  B.  F.  DeCosta Rev.  B.  F.  DeCosta 

Delegates    to    Board    of 
Deputies,  etc Robert  Waller Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis Richard  J.  Cortis 

1886  1887 

President R.  J.  Cortis H.  W.  O.  Edye 

Vice-Presidents .H.  W.  O.  Edye Berkeley  Mostyn 

Berkeley  Mostyn R.  Fleming  Crooks 

Treasurer Edward  Hill E.  F.  Beddall 

Secretaries Jeffrey  Beavan Jeffrey  Beavan 

Oliver  Adams Oliver  Adams 

Executive  Committee E.  F.  Beddall  (Chairman),.  .Herbert  Barber 

H.  A.  Racker Thomas  B.  Bowring 

Herbert  Barber John  Orpe 

R.  Fleming  Crooks H.  A.  Racker 

John  Parsons John  Parsons 

Thomas  B.  Bowring George  Massey  (Chairman 

John  Orpe 

Com.  of  Accounts Henry  Hague Henry  Hague 

James  Francis James  Francis 

J.  R.  Waters John  R.  Waters 

Chaplains Rev.  D.  P.  Morgan Rev.  D.  Parker  Morgan, 


Rev.  B.  F.  DeCosta Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa 

Physicians B.  F.  Dawson,  M.D J.  W.  Dowling,  M.D. 

J.  W.  Dowling,  M.D T.  H.  Allen   M.D. 

Delegates    to    Board    of 

Deputies,  etc Robert  Waller 

Richard  J.  Cortis 

President E.  F.  Beddall F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

Vice-Presidents R.  Fleming  Crooks A.  M.  Townsend 

John  Parsons H.  T.  S.  Green 

Treasurer Thomas  B.  Bowring Thos.  B.  Bowring 

Secretaries Jeffrey  Beavan William  M.  Massey 

Oliver  Adams Oliver  Adams 


Executive  Committee H.  A.  Racker H.  D.  Forwood 

George  Massey  (Chairman).. George  Massey  (Chairman) 

H.  T.  S.  Green 

Jno.  Notman Harold  A.  Sanderson 

A.  M.  Townsend George  T.  Knight 

George  T.  Knight H.  A.  Racker 

Harold  A.  Sanderson Robert  H.  Turle 

Com.  of  Accounts James  Francis Henry  Hague 

Henry  Hague John  R.  Waters 

John  R.  Waters Ed.  H.  Sewall 

Physicians J.  W.  Dowling  M.D T.  H.  Allen,  M.D. 

T.  H.  Allen,  M.D J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.  D.  Parker  Morgan,  D.D.Rev.  D.  Parker,  Morgan, 


Rev.  B.  P.  De  Costa Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D. 

Rev.   E.  Walpole  Warren, 
1890  1891 

President F.  W.  J.  Hurst F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

Vice-Presidents A.  M.  Townsend H.  T.  S.  Green 

H.  T.  S.  Green Harold  A.  Sanderson 

Treasurer Thomas  B.  Bowring Thomas  B.  Bowring 

Secretaries Berkeley  Mostyn Berkeley  Mostyn 

Henry  Wreaks Henry  Wreaks 

Executive  Committee H.  D.  Forwood R.  Fleming  Crooks 

E.  F.  Beddall  (Chairman) ...  E.  F.  Beddall  (Chairman) 

George  Massey H.  D.  Forwood 

Harold  A.  Sanderson George  Massey 

R.  J.  Fearon J.  Bruce  Ismay 

H.  A.  Racker Richard  Henderson 

Robert  H.  Turle Frederick  Lehmann 

Com.  of  Accounts Henry  Hague H.  A.  Racker 

John  R.  Waters A.  M.  Townsend 

Edward  H.  Sewall H.  Stikeman 

Physicians T.  H.  Allen,  M.D T.  H.  Allen,  M.D. 

J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.D.Parker  Morgan,  D.D... Rev.    D.    Parker   Morgan, 

Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D . . .  .Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D. 
Rev.E.  Walpole  Warren,  D.D.Rev.  E.  Walpole  Warren, 

1892  1893 

President W.  Lane  Booker,  C.M.G. . .  W.  Lane  Booker,  C.M.G. 

Vice-Presidents Harold  A.  Sanderson Harold  A.  Sanderson 

William  M.  Massey William  M.  Massey 


1892  1893 

Treasurer Thomas  B.  Bowring E.  F.  Beddall 

Secretaries Berkeley  Mostyn Berkeley  Mostyn 

Henry  Wreaks Henry  Wreaks 

Executive  Committee H.  S.  Forwood H.  A.  Racker 

H.  A.  Racker George  Massey  (Chairman) 

Henry  Hague Oswald  Sanderson 

Thos.  E.  Jevons  (Chairman)  H.  M.  Kersey 

Fred.  Lehmann C.  J.  Hogan 

Oswald  Sanderson H.  A.  Simonds 

Com.  of  Accounts Henry  Hague Henry  W.  J.  Bucknall 

A.  M.  Townsend James  T.  Anyon 

H.  Stikeman A.M.  Townsend 

Physicians T.  H.  Allen,  M.D T.  H.  Allen,  M.D. 

J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.  D.  Parker  Morgan,  D.D.Rev.    D.   Parker   Morgan, 

Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D  ...Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D. 
Rev.E.  Walpole  Warren,D.D. Rev.  E.  Walpole  Warren, 


1894  1895 

President Harold  A.  Sanderson F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

Vice-Presidents William  M.  Massey Henry  W.  J.  Bucknall 

H.  A.  Racker H.  A.  Racker 

Treasurer Edward  Litchfield Edward  Litchfield 

Secretaries Berkeley  Mostyn Berkeley  Mostyn 

Henry  Wreaks Henry  Wreaks 

Executive  Committee F.  S.  Smithers F.  S.  Smithers 

H.  M.  Kersey H.  M.  Kersey 

George  Massey  (Chairman)  .George Massey  (Chairman) 

H.  A.  Simonds John  Smithers 

Oswald  Sanderson Oswald  Sanderson 

H.  W.  J.  Bucknall George  Gray  Ward 

L.  B.  Stoddart 

Com.  of  Accounts Henry  Hague Henry  Hague 

A.  M.  Townsend A.M.  Townsend 

E.  F.  Beddall E.  F.  Beddall 

Physicians T  H.  Allen,  M.D T.  H.  Allen,  M.D. 

J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.D.ParkerMorgan,D.D..  Rev.    D.  Parker   Morgan, 

Rev. B.F.De Costa, D.D. . .  Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D. 
Rev.E. Walpole Warren.D.D.. Rev.  E.  Walpole  Warren, 



1896  1897 

President F.  W.  J.  Hurst William  M.  Massey 

Vice-Presidents H.  W.  J.  Bucknall Berkeley  Mostyn 

H.  A.  Racker George  Gray  Ward 

Treasurer Edward  Litchfield Edward  Litchfield 

Secretaries Berkeley  Mostyn H.  Wreaks 

Henry  Wreaks E.  K.  Beddall 

Executive  Committee F.  S.  Smithers F.  S.  Smithers 

H.  M.  Kersey George  Clapperton 

George  Massey  (Chairman)  .  George  Massey  (Chairman) 

John  Smithers John  Smithers 

Oswald  Sanderson Oswald  Sanderson 

George  Gray  Ward R.  H.  Turle 

L.  B.  Stoddart 

Com.  of  Accounts A.  M.  Townsend CD.  Smithers 

Henry  Hague E.  F.  Beddall 

E.  F.  Beddall R.  Y.  Hebden 

Physicians J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D J.  A.  Irwin,  M.D. 

Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.D.Parker Morgan,  D.D...Rev.   D.   Parker   Morgan 

Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D. .  .Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D. 
Rev.E.WalpoleWarren.D.D.Rev.  E.  Walpole  Warren 

Delegates   to   St.    Luke's 
Hospital F.  W.  J.  Hurst F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

E.  F.  Beddall E.  F.  Beddall 

1898  1899 

President William  M.  Massey George  Gray  Ward 

Vice-Presidents Berkeley  Mostyn George  Coppell 

George  Gray  Ward Edward  Litchfield 

Treasurer Edward  Litchfield Robert  H.  Turle 

Secretaries E.  K.  Beddall E.  K.  Beddall 

L.  B.  Sanderson L.  B.  Sanderson 

Executive  Committee John  Gault H.   Edwards-Ficken 

Geo.   Massey  (Chairman) 
R.  H.  Turle,  (Chairman) .  .  .   L.  B.  Stoddart 

George  Massey H.  Wreaks 

Harry  Hooper R.  G.  Winny 

George  Clapperton Thos.  F.  Main 

F.  S.  Smithers E.  F.  Darrell 

J.  Smithers J.  Smithers 

Oswald  Sanderson H.  G.  Kellock 

Com.  of  Accounts H.  T.  S.  Green F.  S.  Smithers 

E.  F.  Beddall R.  Y.  Hebden 

C.  D.  Smithers John  Gault 


1898  1899 

Physicians R.  W.  Taylor,  M.D R.  W.  Taylor,  M.D. 

Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.D.Parker  Morgan,  D.D...Rev.    D.    Parker   Morgan, 

Rev.E.Walpole  Warren,  D.D. Rev.  E.  Walpole  Warren, 

Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D.  ..Rev.  B.  F.  De  Costa,  D.D. 
Delegates   to   St.    Luke's 

Hospital F.  W.  J.  Hurst F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

E.  F.  Beddall E.  F.  Beddall 

1900  1901 

President George  Gray  Ward Sir   Percy    Sanderson, 


Vice-Presidents George  Coppell Robert  H.  Turle 

Edward  Litchfield E.  K.  Beddall 

Treasurer Robt.  H.  Turle John  Gault 

Secretaries E.  K.  Beddall L.  B.  Sanderson 

L.  B.  Sanderson George  K.  Kirkham 

Executive  Committee George  K.  Kirkham R.  H.  Gemmell 

Geo.  Massey  (Chairman)  . . . 

W.  A.  Shortt George  Woolley 

R.  G.  Winny C.  F.  Shallcross 

Thos.  F.  Main F.  S.  Smithers 

E.  F.  Darrell C.  W.  Bowring 

H.  Hooper E.  F.  Darrell   (Chairman) 

L.  B.  Stoddart H.  Hooper 

H.  Edwards-Ficken H.  Edwards-Ficken 

H.  Wreaks H.  Wreaks 

Com.  of  Accounts F.  S.  Smithers F.  S.  Smithers 

John  Gault Arthur  Coppell 

Henry  A.  Murray Henry  A.  Murray 

Physicians R.  W.  Taylor,  M.D R.  W.  Taylor,  M.D. 

Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.D.Parker  Morgan,  D.D.. .Rev.    D.    Parker   Morgan, 

Rev.E.Walpole  Warren,  D.D.  Rev.  E.  Walpole  Warren, 

Delegates   to   St.    Luke's  D.D. 

Hospital F.  W.  J.  Hurst F.  W.  J.  Hurst 

E.  F.  Beddall E.  F.  Beddall 

1902  1903 

President Sir  Percy  Sanderson,  K.C.M.G. 

Robert  H.  Turle 

Vice-Presidents R.  H.  Turle E.  F.  Darrell 

E.  F.  Darrell Thos.  E.  Jevons 


1902  1903 

Treasurer John  Gault Chas.  W.  Bowring 

Executive  Committee E.  K.  Beddall  (Chairman)..  .J.  E.  G.  Higgens 

W.  P.  Ritchey L.  B.  Sanderson 

F.  S.  Smithers Hon.  R.  M.  Stuart-Wortley. 

C.  F.  Shallcross H.  W.  H.  Bucknall 

Chas.  W.  Bowring F.  S.  Smithers 

Harry  Hooper E.  K.  Beddall  (Chairman) 

W.  A.  Shortt George  K.  Kirkham 

George  L.  Wooley W.   P.   Ritchey 

George  K.  Kirkham C.  F.  Shallcross 

Secretaries L.  B.  Sanderson F.  B.  Thomason 

F.  B.  Thomason CD.  Franks 

Com.  of  Accounts Arthur  Coppell Arthur  Coppell 

Henry  A.  Murray Henry  A.  Murray 

Hon.  R.  M.  Stuart-Wortley.  .Clarence  Whitman 

Physicians Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D Luis  P.  Walton,  M.D. 

Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D. 

Chaplains Rev.D.Parker Morgan,  D.D...Rev.    D.   Parker   Morgan 

Rev.E.Walpole  Warren,  D.D.  Rev.  E.  Walpole  Warren 

Delegates   to   St.    Luke's  D.D. 

Hospital George  Gray  Ward George  Gray  Ward 

Berkeley  Mostyn Berkeley  Mostyn 

1904  1905 

President Robert  H.  Turle Edward    F.    Darrell 

Vice-Presidents Thos.  E.  Jevons J.  E.  G.  Higgens 

E.  F.  Darrell E.  K.  Beddall 

Treasurer Chas.  W.  Bowring Chas.  W.  Bowring 

Secretaries W.  Allaire  Shortt C.  Douglas  Franks 

C.  Douglas  Franks Gerald  F.  Earle 

Executive  Committee E.  K.  Beddall James  Barber 

George  K.  Kirkham W.  W.  Shaw 

J.  E.  G.  Higgens  (Chairman). F.  B.  Thomason 

W.  P.  Ritchey John  Gault 

L.  B.  Sanderson Thomas  Beard 

H.  W.  J.  Bucknall Clarence  Whitman 

James  Barber C.  F.  Shallcross 

W.  W.  Shaw L.  B.  Sanderson 

F.  B.  Thomason H.  W.  J.  Bucknall  (Chair- 

Com.  of  Accounts George  Massey C.  C.  Hiscoe  [man) 

Clarence  Whitman E.  S.  Twining 

S.  A.  Frith S.  A.  Frith 

Physicians Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D. 

George  Gray  Ward,  Jr.,  M.D.  George    Gray    Ward,    Jr., 



1904  1905 

Chaplains Rev.D.ParkerMorgan,D.D..  .Rev.    D.    Parker   Morgan, 

Rev.  F.  L.  Patton,  D.D Rev.  F.  L.  Patton,  D.D. 

Delegates  to   St.   Luke's 

Hospital George  Gray  Ward George  Gray  Ward 

Berkeley  Mostyn Berkeley  Mostyn 

1906  1907 

President Edward  F.  Darrell J.  E.  G.  Higgens 

Vice-Presidents J.  E.  G.  Higgens E.  K.  Beddall 

E.  K.  Beddall L.  B.  Sanderson 

Treasurer H.  W.  J.  Bucknall. H.  W.  J.  Bucknall 

Secretaries C.  Douglas  Franks'. Chas.  W.  Bowring 

Newton  A.  Couper Newton  A.  Couper 

Executive  Committee James  Barber L.  B.  Stoddart  (Chairman) 

W.  W.  Shaw '.  .Hon.  Hugo  Baring 

F.  B.  Thomason F.  Cunliffe  Owen 

John  Gault F.  H.  Cauty 

Thomas  Beard F.  L.  Patton,  Jr. 

Clarence  Whitman F.  S.  Wonham 

L.  B.  Stoddart,  (Chairman)    . .  J.  D.  Peterson 
Hon.  Hugo  Baring Thos.  Beard 

F.  Cunliffe  Owen Clarence  Whitman 

Com.  of  Accounts Frederick  Toppin F.  Palmer  Page 

H.  C.  E.  Hoskier Hon.  R.  M.  Stuart-Wortley 

Hon.  R.  M.  Stuart-Wortley, .  .H.  C.  E.  Hoskier 

Physicians Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D. 

George  Gray  Ward,  Jr.,  M.D.George    Gray    Ward,    Jr., 


Chaplains Rt.  Rev.  Fred.  Courtney ,D.D.Rt.  Rev.   Fred.   Courtney, 

Rev.D.ParkerMorgan,D.D...Rev.    D.    Parker   Morgan, 

Rev.  Francis  L.  Patton,  D.D.  .Rev.Francis  L.Patton,D.D. 
Delegates   to    St.    Luke's 

Hospital George  Gray  Ward George  Gray  Ward 

Berkeley  Mostyn Berkeley  Mostyn 

1908  1909 

President J.  E.  G.  Higgens E.  K.  Beddall 

Vice-Presidents E.  K.  Beddall H.  W.   J.  Bucknall 

L.  B.  Sanderson L.  B.  Sanderson 

Treasurer H.  W.  J.  Bucknall L.  B.  Stoddart 

Secretaries Chas.  W.  Bowring F.  Cunliffe  Owen 

Frank  L.  Hughes Chas.  F.  Wreaks 


1908  1909 

Executive  Committee F.  C.  Cauty Hon.  R.  M.  Stuart -Wortley 

L.  B.  Stoddart  (Chairman).. W.  H.  Macintyre 

F.  S.  Wonham C.  F.  Shallcross 

Hon.R.M.Stuart-Wortley..  W.  A.  Ross 

W.  H.  Macintyre Henry  A.  Murray 

C.  F.  Shallcross Chas.  W.  Bowring  (Chair- 

Hon.  Hugo  Baring F.  H.  Cauty  [man) 

F.  Cunliffe  Owen F.  L.  Patton,  Jr. 

F.  L.  Patton,  Jr F.  S.  Wonham 

Com.  of  Accounts F.  Palmer  Page F.  Palmer  Page 

H.  C.  E.  Hoskier H.  C.  E.  Hoskier 

C.  Douglas  Franks Arthur  W.  Morriss 

Chaplains Rt.  Rev.Frederick  Courtney, 

D.D Rt.  Rev.  Frederick  Court- 
ney, D.D. 
Rev.D.ParkerMorgan,D.D...Rev.    D.   Parker   Morgan, 

Rev.  Francis  L.  Patton,  D.D.  Rev.Francis  L.Patton,  D.D. 

Physicians Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D. 

George  Gray  Ward,  M.D George  Gray  Ward,  M.D. 

Delegates   to   St.    Luke's 

Hospital George  Gray  Ward George  Gray  Ward 

Edward  F.  Darrell Edward  F.  Darrell 

1910  1911 

President L.  B.  Sanderson L.  B.  Sanderson 

Vice-Presidents H.  W.  J.  Bucknall H.  W.  J.  Bucknall 

Chas.  W.  Bowring Chas.  W.  Bowring 

Treasurer L.  B.  Stoddart L.  B.  Stoddart 

Secretaries F.  H.  Cauty F.  H.  Cauty 

F.  L.  Patton,  Jr E.  Burton  Lyon 

Executive  Committee W.  A.  Ross Hon.  Regd.  Walsh,M.V.O. 

H.  A.  Murray R.  St.  George  Walker 


W.  P.  Lough F.  Cunliffe  Owen 

Hon.  Reginald  Walsh.M.V.O.  W.  E.  Lambert,  M.D. 
R.  St.  George  Walker  (Chair- 
man)   Fred.  Toppin 

F.  Cunliffe  Owen F.  H.  Tabor 

Hon.R.M.Stuart-Wortley. .  .W.  A.  Ross 

W.  H.  Macintyre H.  A.  Murray 

C.  F.  Shallcross W.  P.  Lough 

Com.  of  Accounts F.  Palmer  Page Hon.  R.  M.  Stuart -Wortley 

H.  C.  E.  Hoskier H.  M.  Vickers 

Arthur  W.  Morriss W.  H.  Macintvre 


1910  1911 

Chaplains Rt.  Rev.  Frederick  Courtney, 

D.D Rt.  Rev.  Frederick  Court- 
ney, D.D. 
Rev.FrancisL.Patton.D.D.  .Rev.Francis  L.Patton,D.D. 
Rev.D.ParkerMorgan,D.D...Rev.    D.   Parker   Morgan 


Physicians Thos.  R.  Pooley,  M.D Parker  Syms,  M.D. 

G.  Gray  Ward,  Jr.,  M.D. . .  A.   E.   Gallant,  M.D. 

George    Gray    Ward,    Jr., 
Delegates   to    St.    Luke's 

Hospital George  Gray  Ward George  Gray  Ward 

Edward  F.  Darrell Edward  F.  Darrell 

1912  1913 

President Henry  W.  J.  Bucknall Henry  W.  J.  Bucknall 

Vice-Presidents Chas.  W.  Bowring Chas.  W.  Bowring 

Hon.  R.  M.  Stuart-Wortley. .  Hon.  R.  M.  Stuart- Wortley 

Treasurer L.  B.  Stoddart L.  B.  Stoddart 

Secretaries F.  H.  Cauty Frank  H.  Cauty 

E.  Burton  Lyon R.  L.  Nosworthy 

Executive  Committee Walter  E.  Lambert,  M.D...  .Walter  E.  Lambert,  M.D. 

Frederick  Toppin Frederick  Toppin 

F.  H.  Tabor F.  H.  Tabor 

C.  F.  Shallcross  (Chairman) .C.  F.Shallcross  (Chairman) 

Chas.  Smithers Chas.  Smithers 

Norrie  Sellar Norrie  Sellar 

J.  J.  Broderick E.  S.  Marston 

R.  St.  George  Walker J.  H.  Post 

F.  Cunliffe  Owen Henry  P.  Winter 

Com.  of  Accounts H.  M.  Vickers H.  M.  Vickers 

W.  H.  Macintyre Rupert  S.  Hughes 

H.  A.  Murray F.  Cunliffe  Owen 

Rupert  S.  Hughes R.  St.  George  Walker 

Chaplains Rt.  Rev.  Frederick  Courtney, 

D.D Rt.  Rev.  Frederick  Court- 
ney, D.D. 
Rev.D.Parker Morgan, D.D... Rev.    D.    Parker   Morgan, 

Rev.  Francis  L.Patton,D.D..  Rev.  W.  T.  Manning,  D.D. 

Physicians Ernest  Fahnestock,  M.D Ernest   Fahnestock,    M.D. 

Parker  Syms,  M.D Parker  Syms,  M.D. 

Austin  W.  Hollis,  M.D Austin  W.  Hollis,  M.D. 

Delegates   to   St.    Luke's 

Hospital George  Gray  Ward George  Gray  Ward 

Edward  F.  Darrell Edward  F.  Darrell 

The  Old  Badge 

The  badge,  from  which  this  facsimile  was  taken,  was  worn  by  Richard 
Pennell,  Esq.,  M.D.,  who  became  a  member  of  St.  George's  Society  of 
New  York  in  1828  and  was  one  of  its  physicians  from  1830  to  1861. 


The  New  Badge 

The  badge,  from  which  this  facsimile  was  taken,  was  adopted  by 
St.  George's  Society  of  New  York  in  1897,  and  is  the  one  at  present  used 
by  the  members. 








1786  to  1913 

Barclay,  Capt.  Thomas,  R.N. . .   1824 

Macready,  Wm.  C,  Esq 1827 

Hughes,  James,  Esq. 1827 

Hughes,  Ball,  Esq 1830 

Atkinson,  Geo.,  Esq 1830 

Buckland,  Henry,  Esq 1832 

Frodsham,  Ellison,  Esq 1835 

Thornton,  Sir  Edward,  K.C.B .  .  1869 
H.R.H.  Arthur  William  Patrick 
Albert,  Duke  of  Connaught, 
K.G.,    K.T.,    K.P 1870 

De  Costa,  Rev.  B.  F.,  D.D  .  .  .  1883 
Herbert,  Sir  Michael  H.,  C.B., 

G.C.M.G 1902 

Durand,    Sir   Henry   Mortimer, 

G.C.M.G.,   K.C.S.I.,  K.C. 

I.E 1904 

Bryce,    The    Right    Honorable 

James,  O.M 1907 







1786  to  1913 

Showing  Membership,  whether  Honorary,  Life,  or  Annual,  and  all  offices  and 
positions  held  on  committees. 
Present  members  of  the  Society  are  indicated  by  a  star  (*). 


Pres. — President;  V.  P. — Vice-President;  Treas. — Treasurer;  Secy. — Secretary; 
Chap. — Chaplain;  Phys. — Physician;  E.  C. — Executive  Committee;  C.  C. — 
Charitable  Committee;  C.  A. — Committee  of  Accounts;  D.  L. — Delegate  to  St. 
Luke's  Hospital;  L.  M. — Life  Member;  Hon.  Mem. — Honorary  Member. 

The  dates  under  the  heading  "Elected"  refer  to  the  year  of  election  as  an  ordinary 
member  of  the  Society. 


Abbott,  F.  W 1903 

Abbs,  Edward  J 1905 

Abrams,  Josiah 1793 

Adams,  George 1829 

Steward  1834 

Adams,  James 1858 

Adams,  Wm.  E 1863 

L.  M.  1874 

*Adams,  Oliver 1876 

Secy.  1885-89 

*Adams,  Edward 1897 

L.  M. 
*Adams,  T.  Albeus 1906 


*Adams,  Cecil  S 1910 

Adcock,  H.  W 1818 

Alden,  Fied.  T 1893 

Alderton,  Chas 1865 

Alexandre,  J.  E 1880 

L.  M.  1880 

Allcock,  R.  E 1848 

Allen,  Geo.  C 1880 

L.  M.  1880 

Allen,  Philip 1880 

Allen,  T.  H.,  M.D 1884 

Phys.  1887-95 

Allingham,  Chas 1786 





Allport,  James 1818 

Allsopp,  Geo.  A 1909 

Allura,  Walter  E 1897 

*AUum,  W.  L 1910 

*Alton,  Ralph 1910 

Amery,  William 1861 

Anderson,  Samuel 1786 

Steward  1806-07 

Anderson,  John  A 1817 

Anderson,  W.  O 1851 

Anderson,  Henry 1900 

•Angel,  E.  M 1884 

*Anson,  Hon.  Alfred 1912 

Anstice,  Moses 1836 

Anyon,  James  T 1887 

C.  A.  1893 

Appleby,  Georg » 1786 

Apthorp,  Col 1801 

Archibald,   Sir   Ed.    M.,   C.B., 

K.C.M.G 1857 

L.    M.    1865 

Pres.  1867-70 

E.  C.  1879-84 
Archibald,  E.  Brenton 1869 

C.  A.  1872-76 

E.  C.  1877-79 

♦Argent,  Edward  H 1910 

Arkill,  James 1874 

Armitage,  Benj 1809 

C.  A.  1824 

Armstrong,  William 1817 

Arnold,  E.,  M.D 1851 

Steward  1852 

Phys.  1852-55 
Arnold,  Aaron 1866 

L.  M.  1866 
Arnold,  Richard 1879 

L.  M.  1879 

Arrowsmith,  L.  Y.  D 1848 

Arthur  William  Patrick  Albert, 
Duke  of  Connaught,  K.G., 
K.T.,  K.P 1870 

Hon.  Mem.  1870 
Arthur,  John 1850 


Ash,  J.  H 1846 

Steward  1847 

Ashley,  John 1790 

Ashmore,  Sidney 1858 

*Ashmore,  Henry  B 1903 

Ashton,  Robert 1816 

Ashton,  Adam 1828 

Steward  1832 

Ashworth,  C 1870 

Aspinwall,  Thos 1873 

♦Astlett,  H.  A 1911 

Astor,  George 1822 

Atkinson,  Francis 1786 

Atkinson,  John 1788 

V.  P.  1792 

C.  C.  1796-1803 

Steward  1807 

Atkinson,  Geo.  H 1815 

Atkinson,  John,  Jr 1809 

C.  C.  1810-12 

Atkinson,  Wm.  H 1816 

Atkinson,  Hon.  George  M 1830 

♦Atkinson,  Chas.  0 1910 

Atwood,  Hermon  W 1893 

Auchincloss,  Hugh  D 1889 

Auchincloss,  E.  S 1889 

♦Auchinloss,  S.  S 1910 

Audsley,  Stuart  R 1894 

Austin,  Thomas 1848 

Aylwin,  Horace 1860 

Babbitt,  Rev.  F 1867 

Chap.  1868-77 

Bach,  Robert 1809 

Bache,  Theophylact 1786 

V.  P.  1786-87 

Pres.  1788-99 

Bache,  Paul  R 1791 

Steward  1806-11 

Bache,  Andrew 1793 

Bache,  William 1794 

Secy.  1796-1801 

Badcock,  Daniel 1787 

Steward  1793-94;  1  98 




Bage,  Robert 1831 

L.  M.  1865 
Steward  1842-51 
Treas.  1844-70 

Bagg,  J.  Herbert 1897 

Baggot,  Joseph 1831 

Bailey,  Thomas 1860 

Bailey,  G.  F 1860 

*Baillie,  Thomas  J 1911 

♦Baily,  Geo.  W 1906 

Bainbridge,  Absalom 1793 

C.  C.  1797 

Bainbridge,  Richard 1853 

Steward  1856 

Bainbridge,  John  G 1883 

Baker,  Luke 1822 

L.  M.  1822 

Baker,  Edward 1860 

Steward  1862 

Baldwin,  Edmund 1839 

Steward  1843 
C.  C.  1845-48 

♦Bale,  Frank 1910 

Ball,  F.  W 1898 

Ballantine,  H.  F 1910 

Bamford,  C.  L 1871 

♦Bangs,  Geo.  D 1909 

Banks,  William 1826 

V.  P.  1830 
L.  M.  1830 

Banyar,  Goldsborough 1786 

Pres.  1786-87 

Barber,  Alfred 1824 

Barber,  Thos.  H 1840 

Barber,  James 1840 

L.  M.  1840 

*Barber,  Herbert 1882 

E.  C.  1883-87 

♦Barber,  James 1898 

E.  C.  1904-06 

♦Barber,  Edward  J 1910 

Barbour,  Thomas 1878 

Barclay,  Capt.  Thos.  R.  N.  .  . .   1824 
Hon.  Mem.  1824 


Barclay,  Anthony 1835 

L.  M.  1835 
Pres.  1837-39 

Barfe,  Thomas 1804 

Barfe,  Robert 1809 

Barham,  F . .   1846 

Baring,  Thos.  C 1862 

L.  M.  1865 

Baring,  Alexander 1883 

♦Baring,  Cecil 1893 

L.  M.  1893 

♦Baring,  Hon.  Hugo 1902 

E.  C.  1906-08 

Barkenshaw,  Wm.  C 1873 

Barker,  Luke 1825 

C.  C.  1825 

Barker,  J.,  M.  D 1822 

L.  M.  1832 

Phys.  1828-38;  1849 

C.  C.  1840-41 

Barnard,  Charles 1811 

Barnes,  Robert 1815 

C.  C.  1824-29 

Barnett,  Thomas 1827 

Barney,  James 1809 

Barr,  Wm.  S 1863 

Barraclough,  Wm 1816 

Steward  1829-33 

♦Barratt,  T.  J 1889 

Barrow,  Thomas 1786 

Steward  1786-87;  1812 
V.  P.  1817-20 

Barry,  John,  Jr 1792 

Bartlett,  John  H.,  M.  D 1824 

Steward  1828-29 
V.  P.  1837  and  1846 
Pres.  1847 
C.  C.  1852-53 

Bascombe,  Western  J.  D 1862 

Bass,  Charles..... 1847 

Bassett,  Francis  M 1872 

Batchelor,  Charles 1859 

Bates,  Joseph 1811 

Baxter,  Timothy 1838 

Baxter,  John 1854 




Baxter,  Wm 1908 

Bayard,  Wm 1791 

Steward  1807-09 

Baylehole,  Charles 1810 

Bayley,  Richard 1787 

♦Bayley,  C.  Clive 1899 

Baylis,  Henry 1843 

Bazalgette,  Daniel 1817 

Beach,  John  H 1891 

Beadeston,  A.  N 1892 

Beale,  J.  H.  G 1889 

Beale,  A.  M.  A 1906 

Beales,  John  C,  M.D 1835 

L.  M.  1835 

Steward  1837 

Phys.  1837-78 

V.  P.  1848 

Pres.  1849-53;  1858-60 
Beales,  James  A.  G 1869 

L.  M.  1869 

Beament,  George 1873 

*Beard,  Thomas 1901 

E.  C.  1905 

*Bearman,  H.  W 1907 

Beaumont,  John  P 1865 

Beavan,  Jeffrey 1885 

Secy.  1886-88 

L.  M.  1885 

Becket  Henry 1816 

Beckley,  John 1789 

*Beddall,  E.  F 1880 

C.  A.  1894-98 

D.  L.  1896-1901 

E.  C.  1881-82 

Chair.  E.  C.  1883-86;  1890-91 
V.  P.  1885 
Treas.  1887;  1893 
Pres.  1888 

*Beddall,  E.  K 1884 

Secy.  1897-1900 
V.  P.  1901 
Chair.  E.  C.  1902-03 
E.  C.  1904 
V.  P.  1905-08 
Bedford,  T.  Stanley 1850 


Beesley,  James 1883 

*Behrens,  Ernest  H 1906 

Bell,  Henry 1896 

*BelI,  E.  Hamilton 1902 

L.  M.  1902 

Bellamy,  Samuel 1793 

Bend,  Wm.  B 1873 

Benley,  John  H 1858 

Bennett,  Percy 1897 

Bennett,  Francis 1910 

♦Bennett,  C.  W.,  C.S.T 1907 

Benson,  J.  J 1860 

Bent,  Buckley 1828 

Bent,  W 1831 

Bentley,  Henry 1840 

Benttell,  Alfred  W 1908 

Berdell,  Theodore 1895 

Berdell,  C.  P 1899 

*Berresford,  J.  H 1899 

Berry,  John 1786 

Steward  1786-90 

Berthoud,  F 1900 

Beste,  Chas.  F 1871 

*Betts,  Clement  H 1910 

Beverley,  John 1817 

Bicknell,  David 1879 

♦Bigham,  Henry  I 1912 

♦Billin,  Arthur  J 1903 

Bingham,  D 1867 

Bingley,  Geo 1818 

Binney,  Edward 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

Bird,  Robert 1801 

Birkbeck,  Alex 1835 

Bishop,  E.  W 1845 

Bissell,  Peter 1831 

Black,  John 1799 

Black,  W.  H 1899 

♦Blackburn,  Robt 1888 

L.  M.  1888 

Blackburn,  Thos 1859 

Blackburn.  Edward 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

♦Blackburn,  Arthur 1876 

L.  M.  1876 




Blackstock,  Jas 1822 

C.  A.  1824;  1828-33 
Steward  1826-27;  1833 
Secy.  1834-35 

Blagdon,  S.  P 1885 

Blain,  Joseph 1831 

L.  M.  1832 
Steward  1838 

*Blake,  Arthur  M 1908 

Blatch,  Wm.  Lindsay 1877 

C.  A.  1881-82 

Blechynden,  R 1899 

Bliss,  Theodore  E 1823 

♦Bliss,  Ernest  C 1884 

L.  M.  1884 

Bloomfield,  David 1858 

Bluhm,  Otto 1883 

♦Blythe,  C.  A 1898 

Boardman,  E.  C 1883 

*Bogert,  Beverly 1900 

Bond,  Phineas 1790 

Bond,  W.  S 1852 

*Bond,  F.  E.  Vivian 1897 

*Bond,  Humphrey  D 1907 

♦Bonner,  G.  T 1867 

L.  M.  1909 

Bonner,  E.  H 1867 

♦Bonner,  Chas.  W 1910 

*Bonner,  Paul  E 1910 

Bonnor,  Chas.  S 1879 

C.  A.  1883-85 

Boocock,  J.  A 1829 

Booker,  Sir  Wm.  Lane,  K.C.M.G.  1883 
L.  M.  1883 
Pres.  1892-93 

Boorman,  James 1810 

Boorman,  Robert 1819 

Boorman,  James 1835 

L.  M.  1865 
C.  C.  1838 

Boote,  Edward 1877 

Booth,  James 1874 

♦Booth,  G.  M ...  1903 

Borrows,  W.  B 1865 

L.  M.  1867 


Bottomley,  Jas.,  Jr 1835 

Bottomley,  Wm 1839 

Steward  1841 

Boultbee,  A.  Watkin 1900 

♦Bound,  Charles  F 1887 

Bound,  Walter 1893 

Bowerbank,  Thomas 1810 

Steward  1823-24 
♦Bowring,  Sir  W.  B.,  Bart 1868 

E.  C.  1870 

L.  M.  1868 
♦Bowring,  Sir  Thomas  B 1871 

E.  C.  1873  and  1885-87 

Treas.  1888-92 

L.  M.    1871 

♦Bowring,  F.  C 1883 

♦Bowring,  Charles  W 1898 

E.  C.  1901-02 

Treas.  1903-05 

L.  M.    1898 

Secy.  1907-08 

V.  P.  1910-13 

Chair.  E.  C.  1909 

Bowron,  Wm.  A 1882 

Boyle,  Wm.  Lewis 1889 

♦Brackenridge,  CD 1901 

Bradbrook,  G.  A 1845 

Bradbury,  John  K 1841 

Steward  1843 

C.  A.  1845-46 

Bradbury,  E.  H 184i 

Bradbury,  Samuel 1841 

Bradford,  Geo 1865 

Bradley,  Geo.  A 1876 

Bradley,  Orton 1898 

♦Bradley,  Geo.  A 1910 

Bradshaw,  J.  W.,  M.  D 1841 

Phys.  1843-59 

Steward  1847-50 

V.  P.  1854-55 
Braine,  Thos.  M 1857 

L.  M.  1862 

Steward  1859-60 

C.  C.  1859-61 

Secy.  1861-73 

C.  A.  1874 




*Braithwaite,  A.  D 1904 

Brancker,  J.  Sefton 1866 

E.  C.  1871 

Brandreth,  B.   M.D 1847 

Brandreth,  Wm 1882 

Branker,  Wm 1839 

*Brasier,  John  C 1910 

Braunt,  Jas.  Ori 1893 

Breckenridge,  Chas.  D 1900 

Breingan,  A.  S 1900 

*Brewer,  Geo.  J 1907 

Bridge,  Joel 1814 

Brigg,  Benj.  L 1884 

Brimble,  H.  E 1883 

Brind,  Henry 1845 

Steward  1846 

Brinkman,  Wm 1870 

Bristed,  Rev.  John 1810 

C.  C.  1818-21 

Bristow,  Alfred 1870 

Broadbent,  Abraham 1825 

Brock,  John 1835 

*Broderick,  J.  Joyce 1909 

E.  C.  1912 

*Brodie,  H.  W 1900 

Brooking,  Roope 1858 

Brooks,  Thos 1803 

Broom,  Wm 1800 

Brophy,  Gerald  F 1908 

*Broughton,  Urban  H 1901 

Brown,  Wm 1806 

Brown,  Thos 1815 

Brown,  John  B 1833 

Brown,  Robert 1840 

Brown,  John  P 1843 

Brown,  Geo.  B 1847 

Steward  1849 

Brown,  Thos 1858 

L.  M.  1858 
Brown,  James  M 1894 

*Brown,  Vernon  C 1910 

*Brown,  James 1910 

*Brown,  J.  S 1910 

*Brown,  W.  Hargreaves 1907 

Brown,  D.  C 1900 


*Browne,  Stewart 1899 

Brownell,  Wm 1858 

Brownfield,  Fred 1892 

Brown  John,  Samuel 1788 

Brownlow,  E.  B 1867 

Bryan,  Thos 1826 

Bryan,  Wm 1829 

Bryce,  Rt.  Hon.  James 1907 

Hon.  Mem.  1907 
Buchanan,  Robt.  S 1835 

Steward  1837 

*Buchanan,  S.  E 1909 

Buchanan,  J.  G 1902 

♦Buckley,  Wilfred, 1899 

Bucknall,  J.  Stafford 1894 

♦Bucknall,  H.  W.  J 1883 

C.  A.  1893 

E.  C.  1894;  1903-04 

V.  P.   1895-96;  1909-11 

Chair.  E.  C.  1905 

Treas.  1906-08 

Pres.  1912-13 

L.  M.  1883 
*Budd,  Thos.  C 1889 

L.  M.  1889 

Budd,  Palmer 1885 

*Buffett,  Benj.  R 1911 

Bulfin,  G 1852 

Steward  1854 

*Bullen,  Percy  S 1910 

Bullock,  Richard. 1790 

Bullock,  Thos 1791 

Bumpus,  Thos.  T 1903 

Bunch,  R 1849 

C.  C.  1850-53 

Steward  1852 

Burgh,  Thomas 1875 

Burgess,  Geo 1851 

Burnaby,  Geo.  R 1874 

Burnett,  M.  B 1852 

Secy.  1854-57 

Steward  1854 

Burnley,  Jas 1898 

Busch,  Peter 1873 

*Busch,  Briton  N 1904 




Bushnall,  Thos 1792 

Busk,  J.  R 1875 

L.  M.  1875 

*Busk,  Fred.  T 1899 

Butcher,  Samuel 1824 

Steward  1829 

Butt,  John 1816 

Butterfield,  Aubrey  G 1862 

Butterfield,  Fred 1874 

L.  M.  1874 

Butterfield,  W.  J 1907 

*Bywater,  Selwyn 1911 

Cable,  Thos.  E 1871 

Cadman,  Maurice  D 1910 

Cadman,  Rev.  S.  P 1906 

Cairns,  Wm 1809 

Steward  1829;  1833-34 

C.  A.  1830-39 

Cairns,  Geo 1816 

*Cairns,  Robt.  C 1912 

Calder„Wm 1818 

Caldwell,  Alex 1898 

*Callender,  G.  Rae 1910 

Calrow,  Richard 1822 

*Camp,  Hugh  N 1910 

Campbell,  Daniel. 1811 

Campbell,  John 1841 

C.  C.  1843-44 

Campbell,  Jas.  M 1843 

Campbell,  Alex 1843 

Campbell,  Jas 1843 

Campbell,  J.  N.  C 1882 

♦Campbell,  Wm 1908 

L.  M.  1908 

♦Campion,  A.  G 1905 

Canning,  Edward  W 1833 

L.  M.  1833 

Steward  1836 

Secy.  1837 

V.  P.  1838 

C.  C.  1862-68 

C.  A.  1869 

Cansdell,  Dr.  H.  W 1860 

Phys.  1860 


Capper,  Walter  S 1823 

Capron,  Henry 1789 

Carbutt,  G.  H 1860 

Carey,  John 1875 

L.  M.  1875 

V.  P.  1878-79 

♦Carlisle,  H.  H 1910 

Caroille,  Chas 1830 

Carr,  Geo 1860 

Carr,  Wm.  R 1868 

Carr,  Geo.  W 1879 

Carrel,  C 1831 

Carter,  Matthew 1816 

Carter,  Thos 1816 

Steward  1824 

Carter,  John 1819 

Carter,  Nicholas 1849 

Carter,  R.  A 1878 

Cartledge,  John 1900 

L.  M.  1900 

Cartlidge,  Chas 1840 

Cartmel,  Robt 1818 

Cary,  S.  T 1835 

Steward  1837 

Case,  Wm.  T 1899 

Casey,  James 1786 

Treas.  1792-95 

Steward  1797-98;  1809 

Casserly,  Jas.  A 1864 

Castello,  David 1836 

Castle,  John 1835 

Cater,  Aymar 1867 

L.  M.  1867 

C.  C.  1869-70 

♦Cathcart,  G.  E 1905 

Catherwood,  Fred 1838 

Cator,  Arthur  A 1891 

Cattelle,  Wallis  R 1881 

♦Cauty,  Frank  H 1900 

E.  C.  1907 

Secy.  1910-13 

Cawley,  John 1897 

♦Challenger,  Edgar  0 1910 

Chamberlin,  J.  F 1895 

♦Chamberlin,  Emerson 1893 




Chambers,  Jno.  W 1848 

Chance,  Geo 1817 

Steward  1822-23 

V.  P.  1825-29;  1839 

L.  M.  1830 

C.  C.  1832-34 
♦Chaplin,  Ernest 1871 

E.  C.  1872 

L.  M.  1871 

Chapman,  Henry 1787 

Chapman,  Wm 1811 

Chapman,  Benj 1820 

Chapman,  Robt 1848 

Chase,  E.  E 1889 

*Chesebrough,  Robt.  A 1911 

Chesterman,  J 1815 

C.  C.  1816-26 

L.  M.  1830 

Treas.  1827-43 

Child,  Lewis 1817 

*Chisholm,  Hugh  J 1910 

Christianson,  E.  T 1860 

Steward  1861 

L.  M.  1865 
Christmas,  Chas 1854 

Steward  1855 

Chubb,  T.  C 1876 

*Chubb,  Percy 1882 

Secy.  1884-85 

*Chubb,  Hendon 1909 

Church,  Richard 1893 

Clapham,  Jos.  G 1815 

Clapham,  Samuel 1835 

Steward  1838 

C.  A.  1840 
Clapham,  Glover 1838 

Steward  1840 

Clapham,  Jas.  P 1839 

Clapham,  Samuel 1866 

L.  M.  1866 
*Clapperton,  Geo 1893 

E.  C.  1897-98 

Clark,  Chas.  R 1816 

Clark,  Richard 1842 

Steward  1844 


Clark,  W.  J.  H 1902 

Clark,  W.  A 1906 

Clarke,  Richard 1840 

*Clarke,  C.  Howell 1910 

Clarke,  Sir  Caspar  P 1906 

Clatworthy,  John 1863 

Clatworthy,  Thos.  B 1863 

Clatworthy,  Frank 1871 

Clatworthy,  Wm 1871 

Clayton,  Thos 1792 

Clegg,  Walter  O 1864 

*Clements,  Jas.  P 1910 

Clifton,  Chas.  . 1841 

L.  M.  1844 
C.  A.  1847-70 

Clough,  J.  B 1809 

Cobden,  Henry  A 1835 

Cochran,  Rupert  L 1836 

Cochrane,  John  W 1889 

Cockcroft,  Jas 1789 

Cockcroft,  J.  H.  V 1888 

Cocker,  R 1843 

Cockle,  Fred 1786 

*Coe,  W.  R 1903 

*Coe,  Geo.  V 1893 

Coffey,  Arthur  C 1897 

Coggill,  Geo 1815 

Colden,  Cadwallader  D 1793 

Steward  1816-17;  1821 
Secy.  1818-20 

*Cole,  Wm.  H.  J 1910 

Coleman,  Robt 1803 

Coles,  John 1790 

Comer,  John  H 1887 

*Cone,  John 1910 

*Congdon,  Thos 1885 

Congdon,  Ernest  W 1900 

Congrcoe,  Chas 1822 

Congreve,  CM 1858 

Congreve,  Chas 1858 

Connah,  John 1831 

Connah,  John,  Jr 1843 

Connah,  John 1868 

Steward  1835 
L.  M.  1870 




*Connor,  Robt.  H 1910 

Constable,  Jas.  M 1878 

L.  M.  1881 

Constable,  A.  G 1879 

Converse,  Chas.  M 1867 

Conway,  Jas 1840 

*Cook,  David 1910 

Cook,  John 1843 

Secy.  1863 

Cooke,  Thos 1838 

*Cooke,  H.  J.  W.  S 1906 

Cooke,  R.  J.  T 1910 

Cookman,  Rev.  F.  S 1897 

Coombe,  H.  L 1900 

Cooper,  Joseph 1816 

Cooper,  C 1845 

Steward  1856 

L.  M.  1865 
Cooper,  Chas.  W.,  M.D 1863 

Phys.  1857-64 

Cooper,  H.  P 1878 

Cooper,  Harry  D 1893 

Cooper,  Rev.  Dr.  Edmund  D .  . .  .  1889 
Coopley,  James 1870 

E.  C.  1870 

Copcutt,  W.  H 1874 

Coplestone,  R 1899 

Coppell,  Arthur 1899 

L.  M.  1899 
Coppell,  Herbert 1899 

L.  M.  1899 
Coppell,  George 1869 

V.  P.  1899-1900 

Coppinger,  J.  B 1860 

Cordukes,  Isaac 1879 

♦Corning,  John  Jr 1899 

L.  M.  1899 

*Cornwallis,  Kinahan 1864 

Corp,  Samuel 1786 

Steward  1788-96 

C.  C.  1796-97;  1805-12;  1830- 

V.  P.  1802-07;  1820 

Pres.    1809-12;    1821;  24 

L.  M.  1826 


Corrie,  Wm 1821 

Corrie,  Geo.  H 1822 

Cortis,  R.  J 1859 

Steward  1860 
Secy.  1860-62 
L.  M.  1865 
C.  C.  1866-68 
Treas.  1874-75 
V.  P.  1881-82 
Pres.  1885-86 

*Cortis,  Samuel  S 1865 

*Cortis,  A.  E 1898 

Costa  De,  Rev.  B.  F,  D.D 1882 

Hon.  Mem.  1882 
Chap.  1884-99 

*Cott,  F.  A.  E 1898 

Coulson,  John 1882 

Couper,  Newton  A 1905 

Secy.  1906-07 

Courtauld,  Geo 1789 

Courtney,  J.  J 1885 

♦Courtney,  Rt.  Rev.  Fdk.,  D.D. .  1877 
Chap.  1877-80;  1906-13 

♦Courtney,  Reginald  S 1909 

♦Courtney,  Walter  A 1909 

Couse,  Capt.  Charles 1790 

Cowley,  E.  J 1861 

Cowper,  Geo 1831 

Cox,  John 1794 

Cox,  Henry 1816 

Cox,  John 1822 

Cox,  Joseph 1823 

C.  C.  1835-37 

Cox,  Chas 1831 

C.  C.  1838-40 

♦Cox,  W.  W 1897 

♦Cox,  Geo.,  Jr 1901 

♦Cox,  Henry  L 1910 

Craigie,  A.  Walpole 1901 

Craske,  Chas 1872 

Cripps,  Wm 1823 

Cripps,  Geo 1828 

C.  C.  1836 

♦Crompton,  David 1912 

Crook,  Wm.  T 1835 




Crookes,  Septimus 1838 

Secy.  1841-42 

Steward  1844 

V.  P.  1845 

Pres.  1857 
Crookes,  Geo.  R 1854 

Steward  1855 
*Crooks,  R.  Fleming 1883 

E.  C.  1886;  1891 

V.  P.  1887-88 

L.  M.  1883 
♦Crooks,  J.  Kirke 1889 

L.  M.    1889 

♦Cross,  Philip 1900 

Crosskill,  Edward 1854 

L.  M.  1854 

♦Crossley,  G.  R 1898 

Crouch,  Geo 1893 

Crow,  Wm 1809 

Crowe,  M.  M 1896 

Cruger,  Henry 1791 

Steward  1816 

Crusoe,  E.  H 1871 

Cunard,  Sir  Edward 1847 

L.  M.  1865 

Cunningham,  Wm 1838 

Curphey,  Jas 1865 

L.  M.  1871 

E.  C.  1871-74 

Curren,  D.  E 1898 

Cuthbertson,  Wm.  D 1838 

C.  C.  1839 

V.  P.  1840-42 

Pres.  1844-45 

Cuthbertson,  W.  F 1867 

Cuttriss,  Chas 1899 

Cuyler,  Jas 1796 

Dale,  Robt 1787 

Dale,  J.  G 1858 

L.  M.  1858 

V.  P.  1869-70 

Pres.  1871-73 

E.  C.  1874-75 

Treas.  1876-83 


Dale,  F.  G 1884 

Dally,  Samuel 1873 

E.  C.  1877 

*Dalziel,  Fred.  Y 1913 

Dana,  Geo.  E 1897 

Danby,  Wm.  H 1881 

*Dansey,  Capt.  Claude 1912 

Darby,  Abraham 1858 

L.  M.  1858 

Darlington,  John  E 1835 

♦Dairell,  E.  F 1897 

L.  M.  1897 

E.  C.  1899-1900 

Chair.  E.  C.  1901 

V.  P.  1902-04 

Pres.  1905-06 

D.  L.  1908-13 

Darrell,  Augustus 1866 

♦Darrell,  J.  H 1902 

Daulby,  Wm 1816 

David,  Tucker 1874 

Davidson,  D.  M 1869 

♦Davidson,  W.  L 1910 

Davies,  Thos.  E 1838 

L.  M.  1838 

Davies,  Jas 1841 

Davies,  R.  J 1857 

Davies,  John  T 1868 

Davies,  Acton 1897 

Davies,  Wm.  G 1900 

♦Davies,  W.  Sanders 1901 

♦Davies,  J.  Vipond 1903 

♦Davies,  Wm.  J 1910 

Davis,  B.  W 1838 

Steward  1839 

Davis,  John  H 1895 

Davis,  Rufus 1901 

Dawson,  Wm 1826 

Steward  1827-28;  1834 

Secy.  1829-33 

L.  M.  1831 

Dawson,  Ben.  F 1850 

Dawson,  Ben.  F.,  M.D 1878 

Phys.  1879-86 
♦Dawson,  Henry 1881 




Day,  John 1800 

V.  P.  1821 

*Day,  F.  W 1900 

Dealey,  Jas 1848 

Dean,  Thos 1829 

L.  M.  1846 

*Dean,  E.  C 1910 

*Deane-Tanner,  D 1912 

*Dearbergh,  R.  E.,  M.D 1910 

L.  M.  1910 

*Dearborn,  F.  M.,  M.D 1905 

De  Cordova,  R.  J 1867 

De  Cordova,  Alfred 1871 

Deeley,  Thos.  E 1901 

De  Guise,  Verner 1896 

Delafield,  John 1788 

Steward  1788-90 
C.  C.  1816-17 

Delves,  Thomas 1802 

Secy.  1802-05 

*De  Mercado,  M.  C 1904 

*De  Mercado,  Gerald 1904 

*Deming,  W.  B 1894 

Denby,  Isaac 1901 

Denniston,  Samuel 1841 

Denston,  Chas 1809 

Dent,  Geo 1857 

Despard,  C.  L 1892 

*Despard,  W.  D 1901 

De  Wolf,  Chas.  A 1865 

Dewhurst,  John 1791 

Steward  1791-92 

Diaper,  Fred 1838 

Steward  1845 
V.  P.  1847 

Dickenson,  S.  S 1904 

Dickinson,  Gilchrist 1786 

Dickinson,  Henry 1858 

L.  M.  1858 

♦Dickinson,  Arthur  L 1908 

Dickson,  Geo.  M 1893 

Dillon,  St.  George 1895 

Dixon,  Thos 1816 

Steward  1821  ;23 
L.  M.  1824 


*Dixon,  Thos.  (Cont'd) 
Pres.  1825-34 
C.  C.  1839 
C.  A.  1848-49 

Dixon,  John,  Jr 1822 

Dixon,  Joshua 1828 

L.  M.  1828 
Steward  1831 
Secy.  1834 

Dixon,  Henry 1841 

Steward  1842 

Dixon,  John 1848 

Dixon,  John 1853 

Dobell,  Edward 1866 

E.  C.  1872 

Dobson,  Thos 1851 

Dodd,  J.  B 1831 

C.  C.  1835 

Dodson,  Nathaniel 1811 

*Dolby,  Geo.  H 1902 

Donnelly,  Jas.  A 1892 

Donnison,  J.  0 1903 

♦Dowdeswell,  Chas 1903 

Dowdney,  Rev.  John 1841 

Chap.  1843-47 

Dowhurst,  John 1786 

Dowler,  Randolph  A 1901 

*Dowler,  A.  E 1900 

Dowling,  J.  W.,  M.D 1883 

Phys.  1886-88 

Downes,  John 1809 

C.  C.  1816-17 

Downing,  B.  H 1837 

Steward  1838 
Secy.  1839-41 
C.  C.  1845-47;  1838  and  1848 

Downing,  E.  B 1838 

Drake,  Chris 1809 

Drake,  David 1826 

Drake,  H.  J 1894 

*Draper,  Geo 1909 

Drayton,  Henry 1848 

Drew,  Thos 1863 

L.  M.  1865 
Ducker,  H.  W 1870 




*Duckett,  A.  W. 1904 

Duer,  Wm 1788 

C.  C.  1804 
Steward  1812-17 

*Duff,  Wm.  H 1884 

L.  M.  1881 

Dunderdale  Joseph 1802 

Dunlea,  Cornelius 1893 

Durand,  Sir  Mortimer 1904 

Hon.  Mem.  1904 

Durbar,  Augustus  H 1899 

*Duttson,  Frank  T 1909 

Duxbury,  Giles 1845 

Dyson,  Geo 1810 

Fade,  George 1910 

Earl,  John 1821 

*Earle,  Gerald  F 1901 

Secy.  1905 
Earnshaw,  John  W.  S 1865 

L.  M.  1865 
Eastburn,  James 1809 

Steward  1816 
Eastburn,  Rev.  Manton,  D.D. .  .  1837 

Chap.  1837-43 

Eastwood,  J.  P.  B 1913 

*Eaton,  Henry  W 1880 

Edam,  Samuel 1787 

*Edgar,  H.  I.  M 1912 

Edwards,  Chas 1834 

Steward  1835 

V.  P.  1836-38 

Pres.  1840-41 

L.  M.  1842 

Edwards,  Frank  S 1850 

*Edwards,  Pierrepont 1858 

Edwards,  Abraham 1862 

Edwards,  G.  A 1866 

Edwards,  H.  T 1883 

Edye,  Henry  W.  0 1871 

E.  C.  1882-85 

V.  P.  1886 

Pres.  1887 

Elger,  W.  J 1867 

Elliman,  J.  B 1833 

Secy.  1835-38 


Elliman,  J.  B.  (Cont'd) 
C.  A.  1841-44 
L.  M.  1846 

Elliman,  Chas.  B 1840 

Secy.  1842-43 

C.  C.  1849-53;  1856-58;  1868 

C.  A.  1860-67 

*Elliot,  Arthur  H.,  Ph.D 1894 

Elliott,  Wm 1866 

Elliott,  E.  C 1869 

♦Elliott,  R.  H.  E 1900 

Ellis,  John 1786 

Steward  1799-1806 
C.  C.  1800-04 

Ellis,  John  F 1799 

Ellis,  David 1899 

Ellis,  Wm 1893 

Elmes,  Thos 1787 

*EIsmore,  Thos 1902 

Emanuel,  J.  M 1884 

England,  J.  W 1878 

English,  Wm 1805 

English,  W.  C.  R 1846 

Entwistle,  J 1822 

Esterbrook,  R.,  Jr 1867 

Evans,  C.  J 1788 

Evans,  David 1831 

Steward  1838 

Evans,  Wm 1873 

Evans,  Thos 1874 

E.  C.  1876 

*Evans,  Geo.  E 1894 

Evening,  Abraham 1786 

Everall,  George 1888 

Evers,  John 1786 

Steward  1786-92;  1802-06 

*Evers,  Cecil  C 1910 

*Ewart,  Talbot 1903 

L.  M.  1903 

*Ewart,  Richard  H 1893 

L.  M.  1893 

Eyre,  Henry 1840 

L.  M.  1852 
C.  C.  1854-55 
Steward  1855 




Eyre,  Henry  (Cont'd) 

V.  P.  1856-57 

Pres.  1861-66 

E.  C.  1879-82 
Eyre,  Henry  M 1865 

L.  M.  1865 
Eyre,  Chas.  G 1865 

L.  M.  1865 
*Eyre,  Maynard  C 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

Secy.  1876 
*Eyre,  John  Jas 1865 

L.  M.  1865 
Eyre,  Geo.  Arthur 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

*Fahnestock,  Ernest  H.,  M.D.  .  1910 
Phys.  1912-13 

Fairbank,  Henry 1836 

Fairchild,  P.  F 1888 

Fairchild,  H.  J 1897 

Fanshaw,  John 1819 

Farmeloe,  James 1877 

*Farr,  John 1910 

*Farris,  M 1905 

*Fawcett,  Geo.  E 1902 

Fay,  John  E 1879 

L.  M.  1882 

Fearon,  R.  J 1885 

E.  C.  1890 

Fearon,  Jas.  S 1889 

Fenno,  John  W 1801 

Fenwick,  Geo.  J 1888 

*Fenwick,  Arnold  G 1900 

Ferguson,  Samuel 1803 

V.  P.  1809-11 

Ferguson,  John 1829 

Ferguson,  Dr.  Farquhar 1898 

Ferguson,  F.  M 1898 

Fernie,  Arthur  K 1901 

Ferrand,  Benj.  F 1810 

Ferrers,  John 1788 

Treas.  1796-1812 

Ficken,  H.  Edwards 1895 

E.  C.  1899-1901 


*Finlay,  Fred.  W 1910 

*Finlay,  Geo.  H 1910 

Firth,  John 1856 

L.  M.  1856 

Firth,  Archibald  S 1863 

*Fiske,  Haley 1894 

Fisher,  James 1798 

Fisher,  Henry 1798 

Fisher,  Jos.,  M.D 1806 

C.  C.  1816-21 
Phys.  1822;  1828-31 
L.  M.  1829 

Fisher,  Thos 1819 

Fitch,  Joseph 1799 

Fitch,  John 1871 

L.  M.  1872 

*Fitz  Gibbon,  F.  D 1909 

*Fitzroy,  Alfred 1910 

Fleming,  Howard 1883 

Fleming,  Wilfred  H 1900 

Foot,  John  F 1824 

Foote,  Randal  H 1867 

Force,  John  C 1856 

Forrest,  H.  A 1884 

*Forrest,  Fred.  W 1910 

Forwood,  Geo.  P 1880 

*Forwood,  T.  Britain. 1884 

L.  M.  1884 

Forwood,  H.  S 1886 

E.  C.  1889-92 

Foster,  Jas 1893 

Foster,  Frank 1895 

Foster,  Clarendon  A.,  M.D. . . .   1903 

Fowler,  Anderson 1894 

*Fowler,  Harry  K 1901 

Fowler,  Joseph 1822 

V.  P.  1825-34 

L.  M.  1835 

Pres.  1835-36;  1843-46;  1856 

Fowler,  Richard 1856 

*Fowles,  Chas.  F 1910 

Fox,  James 1822 

Fox,  Geo,  W 1848 

*Fox,  B.  W.  J 1910 




Francis,  Arthur  W.,  M.D 1849 

Phys.  1849 

Francis,  James 1879 

C.  A.  1886-88 

♦Francklyn,  C.  G 1869 

L.  M.  1869 

Francklyn,  Reginald 1884 

Frank,  Thos.  F 1860 

C.  C.  1861-68 
L.  M.  1865 
C.  A.  1869-73 

Franklyn,  Joseph 1875 

*Franks,  C.  Douglas 1894 

Secy.  1903-06 
C.  A.  1908 

Fraser,  Gilbert 1883 

♦Fraser,  Geo.  H 1894 

*Fraser,  Alfred 1879 

L.  M.  1879 

Frear,  R.  W 1816 

Frederickson,  C.  W 1858 

Steward  1860-61 
L.  M.  1865 

♦Freeman,  W.  W 1909 

Freeman,  Edgar 1910 

French,  Chas.  S.  Le  P 1892 

Frith,  Edward 1835 

Secy.  1838 

Frith,  Samuel  S.  J 1855 

C.  C.  1861 

♦Frith,  S.  Archibald 1863 

C.  A.  1904-05 

Frith,  Thos.  T 1867 

Frodsham,  Ellison 1835 

Hon.  Mem.  1835 

Frost,  John 1790 

Froste,  Joseph 1826 

Fry,  C.  A 1897 

Fuller,  Wm 1834 

*Fulton,  R.  A 1912 

Furness,  Thos.  S 1858 

L.  M.  1868 

Galerey,  Wm.  T 1867 

♦Gallant,  A.  E.,  M.D 1906 

Phys.  1911 


Gandry,  Arthur 1816 

Gandy,  Wm 1816 

♦Gardiner,  Clement  E 1898 

♦Gardiner,  A.  K 1904 

Gardner,  Henry 1810 

Gardner,  H.  P 1854 

Gardner,  Wm.  C 1896 

♦Gardner,  Wm.  C 1910 

Garlick,  J.  H 1911 

Garnar,  Thos 1837 

Garner,  Thos 1866 

L.  M.  1866 

Garr,  Andrew  S 1810 

Secy.  1824-29 
V.  P.  1832 

Garread,  John 1867 

L.  M.  1867 

Garrett,  Fred.  A 1837 

Garsed,  John 1812 

Garsia,  Edwin  C.  B 1867 

Garsia,  Alfred  C 1869 

Gascoiyne,  Jas.  B 1823 

♦Gash,  Joseph  G 1901 

Gates,  Geo.  H 1792 

♦Gault,  John 1897 

L.  M.  1897 

C.  A.  1899-1900 

Treas.  1901-02 

E.  C.  1898;  1905-06 

Gellibrand,  Edward 1863 

♦Gemmell,  R.  G 1894 

E.  C.  1901 

Georgen,  W.  T 1900 

Georges,  Wm.  P 1789 

Geoiges,  Wm.  P.,  Jr 1789 

Gerrard,  Geo.  L 1863 

Gibbes,  A.  H 1856 

L.  M.  1865 

Gibbons,  Thos 1823 

C.  C.  1824 

Gibbs,  H.  C 1899 

♦Gibson,  R.  W 1902 

Gibson,  F.  James 1901 

Gilbert,  John  A 1907 

♦Gilbertson,  John  S 1910 




Giles,  Aquila 1790 

Steward  1799-1801 

Gillespie,  A.  M 1908 

Gillespie,  David  B 1901 

Gilley,  Wm.  B.. 1822 

Gillham,  Edward 1873 

Gillilan,  W.  H 1889 

Gillott,  Jos 1839 

L.  M.  1839 

Glass,  Jas.  W 1822 

♦Glassup,  F 1896 

Glentrooth,  Jas.  B 1838 

Glyn,  W.  E .  1885 

Godwin,  R.  J . ...  1860 

L.  M.  1860 

C.  A.  1871-75 

E.  C.  1876-77 

Godwin,  John  D 1873 

Godwin,  Allan  W 1892 

Goldingham,  Percival 1900 

*Gooch,  W.  T 1896 

L.  M.  1896 

♦Good,  Brent 1895 

*Good,  Henry 1896 

Goodbody,  Robt 1887 

Goodchild,  Jno.  A 1849 

Goodeve,  John 1788 

C.  C.  1816-17 

Goodeve,  Jas 1869 

Goodwin,  Daniel 1862 

Steward  1862 

♦Gordon,  Robt 1869 

L.  M.  1871 

Gordon,  Wm ; . .  1861 

Gordon,  Geo.  O 1890 

Gosley,  Geo 1797 

Gostenhofer,  Chas.  T 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

E.  C.  1871  and  1874 

V.  P.  1872-73 

C.  A.  1878-85 

Gostenhofer,  F.  C 1875 

*Gostenhofer,  C.  H 1906 

*Gough,  Richard 1892 

♦Gough,  Wm.  T 1912 


♦Gould,  E.  R.  L v  . . .  1901 

Gowland,  G  N 1913 

*Grace,  Morgan  H 1910 

Graham,  J.  L 1841 

L.  M.  1841 

*Graham,  L.  H 1899 

♦Grainger,  John  E.  1 1868 

L.  M.  1871 

Grant,  James 1867 

Grant,  Wm.  W 1899 

Gray,  Chas.  B 1867 

Gray,  Bryce 1869 

L.  M.  1869 

Gray,  Austin 1883 

Greata,  John  M 1897 

Green,  T.  G.  S 1886 

Green,  H.  F.  L 1892 

*Green,  Gustavus 1911 

♦Green,  T.  E 1909 

Green,  Joseph 1826 

Steward  1828 

Green,  Thos.  F 1835 

Stewaid  1839 

Green,  Jesse 1835 

Green,  John 1883 

Green,  L.  A 1884 

*Green,  H.  T.  S 1910 

E.  C.  1888 
V.  P.  1889-91 

Greenup,  Wm.  M 1824 

Greenup,  Geo 1825 

Greenwood,  R 1815 

♦Gregory,  Charles 1896 

Gregory,  C.  F 1909 

Gregory,  Henry 1873 

Gresham,  Geo 1839 

Gresham,  John  H 1906 

Grey,  Robin 1903 

Gribble,  Henry 1890 

Grice,  Chas.  C 1846 

Grierson,  M 1899 

Grierson,  Samuel 1860 

♦Grieve,  Richard  A 1908 

♦Griffin,  Wm.  A 1892 




Griffith,  J.  R 1858 

C.  C.  1862-67 
L.  M.  1865 
Steward  1867 
V.  P.  1868 

Griffith,  T.  W 1887 

Griffiths,  Percival  D 1893 

Grimson,  Joseph 1819 

*Grinnell,  Wm.  M 1910 

Grocer,  Geo.  B 1848 

Grose,  J 1884 

♦Guile,  John  J 1888 

♦Guinness,  Benj.  S 1910 

♦Guiscard,  A.  K.  de 1911 

♦Gulick,  John  C 1910 

Gundry,  Frank 1869 

Gunning,  T.  B.,  M.D 1862 

L.  M.  1865 

Gunning,  T.  B.,  Jr 1883 

Gurney,  B.  F 1852 

Gurney,  Victor  R 1881 

♦Guttridge,  Frank 1910 

Haddan,  Wm 1844 

Haddon,  Jas 1872 

♦Haddow,  John 1901 

Hadley,  F  E 1898 

Hague,  John 1844 

Hague,  H.  W 1894 

Hague,  Henry 1879 

C.  A.  1886-90;  1892-96 

E.  C.  1892 

Haigh,  John,  Jr 1866 

Halcomb,  E.  H 1897 

Hall,  Joseph 1822 

Hall,  Thos.  D 1866 

L.  M.  1866 

Hall,  Lewis  A 1887 

Hall,  Wm.  C 1893 

Hall,  Frank  L 1894 

Hall,  C.  Montague 1895 

Hallam,  Lewis 1792 

♦Halle,  A 1910 

Hally,  Wm 1817 


Hamersley,  Andrew 1786 

Steward  1817 

Hamilton,  His  Ex.  Geo 1792 

Hamilton,  Geo 1848 

Hamilton,  C.  K 1848 

L.  M.  1868 

Hamilton,  R.  W 1851 

Hamitt,  John 1818 

Hancock,  C 1816 

♦Hancock,  La  Touche 1911 

Handren,  J.  H 1885 

♦Harcourt,  Vivian 1897 

Hardcastle,  Thos.  H 1859 

Harding,  E.  J 1873 

Harding,  W.  J 1870 

Harding,  Dudley  P 1904 

Harding,  Herbert  B 1901 

Hardy,  Wm.  H 1816 

Steward  1825 
Hardy,  Edward 1822 

L.  M.  1822 

Steward  1826-27;  1830;  1835 

C.  A.  1833-34 

C.  C.  1840-41 
Harison,  Richard 1787 

Steward  1817 
Harper,  J.  G 1876 

C.  A.  1880-81 

Harriman,  J.  B 18S5 

Harriman,  Edward  H 1895 

♦Harrington,  Howard  S 1912 

Harris,  W.  A 1875 

Harrison,  Joseph  S 1816 

Harrison,  Charles 1857 

♦Harrison,  Fred 19C0 

L  M.  1900 

Harrison,  George 1865 

♦Harrison,  H.  B 1906 

♦Harrison,  R.  L 1896 

♦Harrison,  Geo.  T 1911 

Harrold,  John 1838 

Harst,  Arthur 1842 

L.  M.  1842 

Hart,  Bernard 1793 

Hart,  D.,  M.D 1852 



Hartford,  Jas 1898 

Hartley,  R.  W 1852 

Hartman,  Chas.  J 1881 

Harvey,  Wm 1815 

Harvey,  Chas.  C 1850 

Steward  1851-52 

C.  C.  1851-52 

Harvey,  Joseph 1839 

Steward  1844 

♦Harvey,  Willoughby 1894 

Harvey,  Joseph  N 1863 

L.  M.  1863 

Steward  1864 

Harvey,  Robt.  H 1866 

♦Harvey,  Eugene 1900 

♦Harvey,  G.  B.  M 1900 

Hasbrouck,  J.  C 1893 

♦Haslar,  Thos.  B 1905 

Hasler,  F.  E 1913 

Hassall,  Wm 1864 

Hastie,  Henry 1801 

♦Hastings,  Solon  S 1910 

Hatfield,  Jos 1788 

Hawke,  Madison  G 1900 

Hawkes,  Geo.  W 1815 

Hawkes,  W.  W 1835 

Hawkes,  Rev.  F.  L.,  D.D 1836 

Chap.  1836-43;  1855-62 

C.  C.  1837 

Hawkins,  B.W.,  F.R.S 1870 

Hay,  S.  H 1900 

Hayden,  J.  A 1894 

Hayne,  H.  J 1870 

Hayward,  J.  W 1882 

Hearn,  Arthur  H 1893 

L.  M.  1893 

♦Hearn,  Geo.  A 1891 

L.  M.  1891 

Heath,  John 1852 

Heath,  Noble 1874 

Heather,  W.  J 1844 

Steward  1848 

Heaton,  E.  P 1888 

♦Hebden,  R.  Y 1893 

C.  A.  1897-99 


♦Heckscher,  Jas 1910 

Heimann,  Chas.  A 1887 

♦Hely-Hutchinson,  M.  R 1910 

Hemming,  D.  W 1894 

♦Henderson,  Richard 1889 

E.  C.  1891 

L.  M.  1889 
♦Henderson,  David  G 1890 

L.  M.  1890 
Henry,  M.  H.,  M.D 1867 

Steward  1868 

Phys.  1868-70 

Hepburn,  A.  E 1900 

Herbert,  Sir  Michael  H 1902 

Hon.  Mem.  1902 

Herbert,  H.  W 1834 

Herring,  R.  G 1823 

Heward,  Alfred  H 1884 

♦Hewetson,  Walter 1911 

♦Hewitt,  C.  H 1898 

Hewitt,  Jas 1793 

Hewitt,  Alex 1822 

Heycock,  Henry 1824 

Steward  1826-27 

Hicks,  Chas.  A 1910 

♦Higerty,  Alex.  C.  A 1910 

Higgens,  J.  E.  Grote 1889 

L.  M.  1889 

E.  C.  1903 

Chair.  E.  C.  1904 

V.  P.  1905-06 

Pres.  1907-09 

Higginson,  Jas.  P 1851 

Higgs,  Benj.  W 1865 

♦Higham,  Neville  G 1906 

Hildich,  A.  H 1866 

Hill,  Thos 1839 

Hill,  Edward 1856 

C.  C.  1862-69 

L.  M.  1865 

E.  C.  1877-78 

V.  P.  1880-82;  1874-76 

Pres.  1883-84 

Treas.  1885-86 
Hill,  R.  W 1861 




Hill,  Alfred  B 1882 

♦Hill,  Hugh  R 1884 

L.  M.  1884 

♦Hill,  Frank 1885 

L.  M.  1885 

♦Hill,  Fred  Trevor 1910 

L.  M.  1910 

Hillyer,  John 1859 

Hincken,  Edward 1867 

Hinckley,  W.  J 1887 

Hindhaugh,  Wm 1843 

Steward  1845 

C.  C.  1846-47 

Hiscoe,  C.  C 1898 

C.  A.  1905 

Hitchcock,  H.  M 1897 

Hitchcock,  Henry 1849 

Hoansfield,  Bart 1803 

Hoare,  W.  R 1877 

♦Hoban,  J.  W 1910 

Hobart,  H.  C 1839 

Steward  1843 

Hobbs,  John 1859 

L.  M.  1865 

Steward  1867 

V.  P.  1868-69 

E.  C.  1870 

Treas.  1871-73 

Hobbs,  R.  M 1870 

Hobson,  Jonathan 1788 

♦Hockmeyer,  Vincent 1905 

♦Hockridge,  W.  G 1909 

♦Hocombe,  Bexley 1905 

Hodges,  Chas 1857 

Hodgkinson,  John 1795 

Hodgskin,  Jas.  B 1863 

Steward  1865-66 

Hogan,  Wm 1840 

Hogan,  John 1865 

Hogan,  Thos 1883 

♦Hogan,  C.  W 1883 

E.  C.  1893 

♦Hogan,  Jefferson 1885 

Holbrook,  Henry 1890 

♦Holcombe,  C.  Herbert 1896 


Holden,  Edward 1830 

Holden,  Thomas 1831 

Holder,  Fred  D 1899 

Holland,  Jas.  C 1872 

♦Holland,  Chas.  H 1911 

♦Holland,  Wilfred 1904 

♦Hollis,  Austin  W.,  M.D 1907 

Phys.  1912-13 

♦Hollis,  H.  Stuart 1905 

Holmes,  Charles 1801 

Holmes,  Thos.,  Jr 1809 

Holyoake,  Thos 1842 

Homer,  Joseph 1819 

Hook,  Andrew 1817 

Hook,  C.  G 1852 

Steward  1854 

Hoole,  John  R 1848 

L.  M.  1865 

♦Hooley,  Vernon 1912 

Hooley,  Abraham 1866 

♦Hooper,  Henry 1882 

E.  C.  1898-1902 

♦Hooper,  Alfred 1887 

L.  M.  1887 

♦Hooper,  R.  H 1901 

Horsey,  Josiah  A 1893 

Horton,  John 1865 

♦Hosford,  Albert  R 1912 

♦Hoskier,  H.  C.  E 1896 

C.  A.  1906-10 
L.  M.  1896 

Hoskins,  Ed.  W 1833 

C.  A.  1844 

Hounsfield,  Ezra 1794 

C.  C.  1805-12 

Hovey,  Franklin  S 1874 

How,  Francis 1893 

Howard,  Henry 1824 

Hudson,  Samuel 1815 

Hudson,  John 1816 

Hudson,  Joseph 1818 

Hudson,  Joseph 1836 

Hudson,  J.  D 1870 

Hughes,  J.  0 1808 




Hughes,  James 1827 

Hon.  Mem.  1827 
Hughes,  Ball 1830 

Hon.  Mem.  1830 

Hughes,  John 1836 

Hughes,  T.  W.  B 1873 

L.  M.  1880 
Hughes,  Wm.  H.  T 1879 

L.  M.  1882 

Hughes,  Thos 1900 

♦Hughes,  Frank  L 1900 

Secy.  1908 
♦Hughes,  R.  S 1898 

C.  A.  1912-13 

Hunt,  Edwin 1835 

L.  M.  1835 

Hunter,  H.  C 1900 

Hurry,  Edmund  A 1900 

Hurst,  F.  W.  J 1866 

L.  M.  1866 

Secy.  1867 

Steward  1867 

E.  C.  1868-69;    1883-85 

V.  P.  1870-73 

Pres.  1880-82 

Treas.  1884 

Pres.  1889-91;  1895-96 

D.  L.  1896-1901 

Hutchinson,  John 1830 

Hutchinson,  E.  B 1906 

Huth,  Henry 1840 

L.  M.  1843 

Hyde,  John 1795 

Hyland,  Wm.  C 1864 

Hyman,  L 1848 

Ibbotson,  Henry 1829 

Ibbotson,  Robert 1833 

lies,  Wm 1873 

Ingham,  Benj.,  Jr 1839 

Inman,  Wm 1815 

Inman,  Herbert 1879 

Innes,  John 1822 

Ireland,  Rev.  John 1806 


Ireland,  Wm.  M.,  Dr 1822 

Phys.  1828-35 

Irish,  Charles 1821 

Irving,  Sir  Henry 1894 

L.  M.  1894 

Irving,  Wm 1866 

Irving,  G.  A 1889 

Irvine,  Geo 1885 

Irwin,  J.  A.,  M.D 1885 

Phys.  1889-97 

Isaac,  Edward 1793 

Isaacs,  Moses 1834 

C.  A.  1837 

Isaacs,  Henry 1842 

♦Ismay,  J.  Bruce 1887 

E.  C.  1891 

L.  M.  1909 

Jacka,  Edgar  V 1909 

Jackson,  James 1804 

Jackson,  John 1810 

Jackson,  Henry 1815 

Steward  1829-30 

V.  P.  1833-34 

Jackson,  Benj 1818 

Jackson,  Edward 1824 

Jackson,  Matthew 1824 

Jackson,  Wm 1834 

C.  C.  1838;  1840-45 

Jackson,  Job 1841 

Jackson,  John  C 1835 

Jackson,  F.  H.,  M.D 1845 

Phys.  1846-52 

Jackson,  Robt 1856 

L.  M.  1861 

Jackson,  Arthur 1864 

Jackson,  H.  C.  H 1903 

♦Jackson,  Herbert  E 1910 

Jacob,  Leonard 1878 

♦Jacob,  Bartholomew 1910 

♦Jacobs,  Chas.  M 1903 

Jaffray,  John  R 1855 

L.  M.  1855 

Jaffray,  Edward  R 1856 

L.  M.  1856 



Jaffray,  Richmond  W 1856 

L.  M.  1856 
♦Jaffray,  Howard  S 1872 

L.  M.  1872 
Jaffray,  Wm.P 1872 

L.  M.  1872 

James,  Thos 1862 

James,  Fred 1871 

James,  H.  Whitehouse 1888 

Jardine,  Geo 1862 

L.  M.  1865 

♦Jarrett,  Henry  T 1893 

♦Jarvie,  Di.  Wm.  T 1888 

*Jarvie,  Jas.  N 1884 

L.  M.  1884 

♦Jasper,  E.  W.  S 1910 

Jee,  E.  A 1830 

Jee,  Arthur  W 1835 

Steward  1839 

Jenkins,  Frank 1886 

Jenkins,  J.  M 1897 

♦Jenkins,  J.  C 1906 

Jersey,  Arthur  F.  De 1901 

Jessop,  Henry 1835 

Steward  1837-49 

Secy.  1839-40 

V.  P.  1844-45 
Jessop,  Sidney 1867 

L.  M.  1867 
Jessop,  Thos 1867 

L.  M.  1867 
♦Jevons,  Thos.  E 1871 

V.  P.  1880 

Chair.  E.  C.  1892 

V.  P.  1903-04 

♦Jevons,  Thos.  S 1897 

Jex,  Josiah 1868 

Johnson,  Jas 1786 

Johnson,  Geo 1835 

Johnson,  Geo 1844 

Steward  1847 

L.  M.  1867 

Johnson,  H 1846 

Johnson,  John  A 1863 

Johnson,  Edward  H 1879 


Johnson,  Digby 1894 

♦Johnson,  Willis  F.,  M.D 1910 

Johnston,  John 1806 

♦Johnston,  Cyril  E 1882 

L.  M.  1882 

Johnston,  Hayward 1899 

Johnstone,  R.  L 1896 

Johnstone,  Rev.  J 1896 

Johnstone,  Henry 1906 

Jones,  Captain 1792 

Jones,  Jonathan 1857 

Jones,  S.  J 1866 

Secy.  1868-69 
Steward  1868 

Jones,  Peter 1867 

Secy.  1870-75 

Jones",  CO 1869 

Jones,  Joshua  T 1894 

Jones,  Albert  C 1901 

Jones,  Philip  H.  W 1903 

♦Jones,  Clement  W 1900 

♦Jones,  A.  Preston 1907 

♦Jones,  A.  Wallace 1910 

Jordan,  Arthur  M 1904 

♦Kahn,  Otto  H 1907 

Kamp,  John 1806 

Kay,  Edward 1850 

Kean,  Charles 1865 

L.  M.  1865 
Keene,  Jas.  R 1880 

L.  M.  1880 

♦Kelcey,  Herbert 1897 

Kellock,  Henry  G 1894 

E.  C.  1899 

Kelly,  Wm 1823 

Kelly,  Horace  R 1871 

Kemble,  Robt 1789 

Steward  1793-94 
Kemble,  Peter 1790 

V.  P.  1792 

Kemble,  Col 1806 

Kendall,  Arthur 1856 

Steward  1857 

C.  C.  1858-69 




Kendall,  Arthur  (Cont'd) 

C.  A.  1861-68 

L.  M.  1865 

Kendle,  Thos 1846 

Kennedy,  T 1839 

Kennin,  John  L 1860 

Kenvill,  F 1848 

Kent,  Thos 1825 

Kenworthy,  Chas.  F 1841 

Kenyon,  Wm 1786 

C.  C.  1796 

Kenyon,  Wm.  B 1815 

Kepling,  Rich.,  Jr 1851 

Kerr,  John  E.,  Jr 1889 

♦Kerr,  R.  B 1894 

Kersey,  H.  Maitland 1892 

E.  C.  1893-96 

Kershaw,  Joseph 1850 

Steward  1851 

♦Kessler,  Alfred 1892 

Kessler,  Edward 1884 

*Kessler,  Albert 1906 

Ketland,  Thos 1787 

Ketland,  John. . 1794 

Key,  Edward 1864 

♦Kiddle,  Alfred  W 1898 

Kighley,  John 1809 

Kighley,  Geo 1809 

Kimber,  Alfred 1882 

Kimber,  Arthur 1867 

Kinder,  Thos 1805 

Kinder,  Arthur 1805 

King,  Joseph 1799 

King,  J.  F 1848 

King,  John 1897 

♦King,  Norman 1908 

Kingsford,  J.  J 1844 

Kinworthy,  A.  W 1891 

Kirby,  Jos 1822 

Kirby,  H.  G 1866 

♦Kirkaldy,  Jas.  B 1909 

♦Kirkham,  Geo.  K 1889 

E.  C.  1900;  1902-04 

Secy.  1901 

L.  M.  1889 


*Kirkham,  H.  P 1882 

L.  M.  1882 

Kirkland,  Samuel 1787 

Kirkman,  John 1786 

Kirkpatrick,  Edward 1857 

Etching,  Geo 1835 

Knevitt,  Geo.  M 1856 

Steward  1858 

C.  C.  1859-60 

L.  M.  1865 

Knight,  Edward 1827 

Knight,  Robert 1854 

Knight,  Alfred 1872 

Knight,  Geo.  W 1882 

♦Knight,  Geo.  T 1883 

L.  M.  1883 

E.  C.  1888-89 

♦Knight,  Camille  B 1887 

L.  M.  1887 

Knight,  Herbert 1894 

Knock,  Thos 1837 

Steward  1848-49 

V.  P.  1854-55 

Kortbright,  G 1882 

Kortright,  Capt 1789 

Labron,  John 1829 

Laffin,  Chas.  J 1901 

Lahrbush,  Capt.  F.  de 1858 

Laight,  Wm 1787 

Laird,  J 1845 

♦Lambert,  C... 1877 

♦Lambert,  W.  E,  M.D 1905 

E.  C.  1911-13 

♦Lance,  Dr.  H 1911 

♦Lancy,  Robt.  C 1863 

L.  M.  1863 

♦Landale,  Russell  H 1905 

♦Landale,  Cecil  D 1905 

♦Landon,  A.  R.  W 1910 

Lang,  Thos 1794 

Lang,  Wm 1810 

C.  A.  1828 

♦Langshaw,  Walter  H 1910 

♦Langton,  John 1904 




♦Lanskail,  C.  E 1905 

Large,  Alfred 1848 

Steward  1853 

Lauder,  F.  V 1909 

Laurie,  John 1887 

♦Lawford,  Hugh  R 1909 

Lawrance,  John 1788 

Lawrence,  Nat 1808 

Lawrence,  E.  B 1812 

Lawrence,  Benj 1856 

Lawrence,  Phineas 1856 

Lawrence,  John  M 1858 

♦Lawrence,  A.  M 1906 

Lawson,  Robt 1868 

♦Lawson,  J.  Levy 1898 

♦Lawson,  Wendell  H 1910 

Leake,  John 1788 

Leaman,  A 1859 

Leaman,  Richard  C 1901 

Leaward,  Benj 1892 

Leaycraft,  Jeremiah 1856 

L.  M.  1865 

Leaycraft,  Charles  R 1877 

Ledyard,  Geo.  H 1909 

Lee,  David  R 1847 

♦Lee,  Samuel 1876 

Secy.  1879 

♦Lee,  Donald  S.  L 1889 

♦Leech,  Robt 1853 

L.  M.  1853 
C.  C.  1854-55 
Steward  1855 

Leeming,  Thos 1894 

Leeming,  Wm 1910 

♦Legg,  Geo 1881 

♦Legg,  H.  Bertram 1909 

♦Legg,  Geo.  A 1909 

Lehmann,  Fred 1889 

Secy.  1891-92 

Leith,  Alex.  J 1888 

I*  Jeune,  G.  F 1904 

♦Lemon,  Edward  A 1911 

Leng,  John  S 1869 

L.  M.  1876 
Leo.  Richard  L 1809 


Leonard,  Rev.  A.  S„  D.D 1859 

Chap.  1863-66 

♦Lester,  J.  B.  Garland 1910 

Lethbridge,  Richard 1852 

Steward  1853 

Lethbridge,  Robt.  P 1886 

Lethbridge,  Geo 1900 

♦Lever,  Samuel  H 1912 

Levinges,  Thos 1856 

Levitt,  Morriss 1838 

Levy,  Mark 1848 

Levy,  Isaac I860 

Lewin,  Robt 1841 

Lewis,  Robt 1788 

Lewis,  Morgan 1788 

Lewis,  Geo 1790 

Lewis,  Jas 1791 

Lewis,  Thos 1809 

Lewis,  Thos I860 

Lightbody,  J.  G I860 

Lindam,  Robt.  H 1840 

L.  M.  1864 

Lindam,  Augustus 1903 

Linder,  Joseph 1863 

Linder,  Jos.,  Jr 1872 

Lindslay,  Joseph 1809 

Lingham,  John  S 1838 

Linton,  H.  G.  M 1873 

Secy.  1874-75 

Lister,  H.  J 1868 

♦Litchfield,  Edward 1883 

Treas.  1894-98 

V.  P.  1899-1900 

L.  M.  1913 
♦Little,  R.  W 1869 

L.  M.  1869 

Livermore,  E.  R 1889 

Loch,  JohnC 1854 

Steward  1855 

Secy.  1856 

Lock,  Chas 1858 

Lock,  Frank 1886 

Lockett,  B.  C 1898 

♦Lockett,  A.  H 1907 




Loder,  Geo 1845 

Steward  1846 

Lodge,  Wm 1796 

Lomax,  Howell  J 1909 

Longcraft,  Chas 1877 

♦Longman,  Walter 1903 

Longsden,  Wm 1817 

Lonsdale,  Wm 1808 

♦Lothian,  Jas 1910 

Louck,  Thos.  E 1850 

Lough,  Geo.  F 1857 

L.  M.  1865 

Lough,  Inglis,  M.D 1862 

Phys.  1863 
Lough,  E.  St.  George 1893 

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E.  C.  1910-11 

♦Lovejoy,  Ernest  Wm 1908 

Low,  Oscar  F 1858 

Lowe,  Joseph 1835 

Steward  1836 

♦Lowe,  Henry  W 1910 

♦Lowndes,  Rev.  A.,  D.D 1900 

L.  M.  1900 

Lowrie,  Julius 1872 

Lowther,  W 1845 

Lowther,  Chas 1845 

Steward  1846 
C.  C.  1849-50 
L.  M.  1865 

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Lubeck,  Rev.  H 1900 

Lucas,  David 1787 

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Ludlow,  Gab.  W 1787 

Ludlow,  W.  W 1787 

Ludlow,  Geo 1787 

Ludlow,  Daniel 1787 

Ludlow,  Cary 1787 

Ludlow,  G 1791 

Ludlow,  Peter 1793 

Ludlow,  G.  V 1796 

Ludlow,  Edward  H 1838 

Ludlow,  E.  H. 1861 

♦Ludlow,  W.  B 1905 


Lund,  John 1893 

♦Lund,  Capt.  F.  B. 1901 

♦Lydecker,  Chas.  E 1897 

L.  M.  1897 

Lyman,  Francis 1815 

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♦Lyon,  E.  Burton 1907 

Secy.  1911-12 

♦Lyons,  W.  W 1895 

Macban,  Geo.  H 1878 

♦MacCallum  Dougall 1909 

♦MacCutcheon,  Geo.  W 1910 

Macdonald,  H.  J 1868 

Macdonald,  A.  J 1884 

♦Macdonald,  J.  Brewster 1911 

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Machen,  Chas.  W 1871 

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E.  C.  1908-10 
C.  A.  1911-12 

♦Macintyre,  Gerald  R 1909 

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♦Mackenzie,  Henry 1910 

♦Mackenzie,  Thomas  A 1910 

Mackie,  Robt 1863 

L.  M.  1863 
E.  C.  1869-70 
Ch.  E.  C.  1871 

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L.  M.  1866 

Mackie,  S.  F 1866 

L.  M.  1866 

♦Mackie,  Alex.  L.  A 1868 

L.  M.  1868 

Macmahon,  T.  J 1893 

Macpherson,  R.  B 1894 

Macready,  W.  C 1827 

Hon.  Mem.  1827 

♦McAlpine,  C.  S 1898 

McAndrew,  Jas.  C 1892 

L.  M.  1892 

♦McClure,  Hugh  S 1900 

McDougal,  Campbell 1867 




McEwen,  J.  P 1900 

McFarland,  Thos 1850 

McGeorge,  Arthur  J 1898 

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♦McGregor,  John  A 1901 

Mcintosh,  W.  E.  A 1867 

Mclntyre,  Peter 1822 

♦Mclntyre,  Ewen,  Jr 1911 

McKay,  John 1839 

McKay,  John  Angus 1901 

McKinnon,  Daniel 1787 

McLellan,  Hugh. . . 1871 

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McStea,  J.  B 1882 

McVickar,  Jas 1881 

Maddock,  Thos 1877 

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E.  C.  1899-1900 
L.  M.  1894 

♦Maitland,  J.  Digby 1910 

Makin,  Richard 1867 

Malcomson,  Alfred  S 1894 

Male,  Wm.  H 1904 

Mallard,  Edward 1827 

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Manks,  Wm 1816 

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Manners,  A.  C.  S 1899 

Manners,  Robt  R 1913 

Manning,  Alfred 1884 

Manning,  Thos 1885 

♦Manning,  Rev.  W.  T.,  D.D 1910 

Chap.  1913 

Marc,  Theophilus  M 1903 

L.  M.  1903 

March,  Samuel 1792 

C.  C.  1796-7 

Steward  1798;  and  1809 

Marcus,  Rev.  Moses 1845 

L.  M.  1846 
Chap.  1846 
Secy.  1847-48 

Markland,  Bertie 1817 

Marks,  Geo.  H 1886 

Marie,  Robt 1849 


Marling,  Chas.  E 1894 

♦Marling,  Alfred  E 1894 

L.  M.  1912 

Marr,  Wm 1862 

Marsden,  John 1857 

♦Marsden,  A.  M 1911 

Marsh,  E.  Y 1819 

Marsh,  Thos.  E 1819 

Marsh,  Isaiah 1867 

Marshall,  Chas.  W 1877 

Marshall,  Wm.  L 1893 

Marsland,  Stephen 1827 

♦Marson,  T.  M 1910 

Marston,  Thos.  Jr 1798 

Steward  1819-20 

♦Marston,  Edwin  S 1901 

E.  C.  1913 

Martey,  John 1793 

Martin,  R 1847 

Stewaid  1848 

♦Martin,  Robt 1873 

L.  M.  1873 

Martin,  John  J 1894 

Martin,  Henry 1898 

Martin,  W.  Wallace 1910 

♦Martin,  G.  Napier 1912 

Martyn,  Geo.  D 1899 

Mascord,  Edward  W 1871 

E.  C.  1874-76;  1880-81 
C.  A.  1882-83 

Mason,  Alfred  H 1892 

Mason,  Wm 1894 

Mason,  Jos 1841 

♦Massey,  Wm.  M 1873 

Secy.  1889 
V.  P.  1892-94 
Pres.  1897-98 

♦Massey,  Geo 1880 

Ch.  E.  C.  1887-89 
E.  C.  1890-1898 
C.  A.  1904 

Massey,  Lieut.  Col.,  Fredk 1894 

♦Massey,  John 1894 

♦Mather,  Frank  H 1910 

Mathew,  G.  C 1858 




Matthew,  Rob't 1879 

Matthews,  Joseph 1822 

Steward  1822 

Matthews,  Chas.  F 1894 

Matthews,  Jas 1911 

Maule,  Thos 1786 

Maurice,  Wm 1796 

Mawson,  E.  S 1849 

Mawson,  Lewis 1849 

Maxwell,  Wm.,  Jr 1788 

Maxwell,  Jas.  H 1788 

♦May,  Geo.  0 1908 

Maycock,  Samuel 1838 

Mayer,  John 1831 

Maynard,  Rev.  N 1878 

Meade,  Henry 1853 

Medhurst,  R.  F 1853 

Meglaughlin,  W.  T 1899 

Mellis,  J.  M 1860 

Melville,  Dr.  A 1859 

Melward,  John  F 1860 

Merrett,  T.  E 1898 

Merrylees,  J , 1899 

*Merryweather,  Weir 1910 

Metcalfe,  Bernard 1797 

Steward  1819 

Mettam,  Wilford 1835 

Mewburn,  Arthur 1867 

Meyers,  Julian  L 1881 

*Michell,  Arthur  A 1903 

Middlebrook,  S 1848 

Middleton,  John 1835 

Middleton,  John  N.  B 1858 

Steward  1861 

L.  M.  1865 
Middleton,  Thos.  D 1858 

V.  P.  1864;  1871 

L.  M.  1865 

Steward  1867 
♦Middleton,  Austin  D 1872 

L.  M.  1872 

Miles,  John 1894 

♦Miles,  S.  A 1909 

Milford,  Edward 1834 


Milford  J.  Stanley 1850 

Steward  1856-57 

Milford,  B.  E 1877 

Miller,  Peter 1854 

Miller,  John  Doull 1894 

L.  M.  1894 

♦Miller,  Constantine  S 1905 

Mills,  C.  T 1877 

♦Mills,  David  B 1910 

♦Mills,  Robt.  E 1910 

♦Mills,  J.  Clawson 1910 

Minton,  Herbert 1853 

L.  M.  1853 

Mitchell,  Wm 1816 

Mitchell,  W 1845 

Moat,  H.  S 1837 

Moeran,  E.  H 1882 

Mohun,  John 1897 

Moir,  W.  W 1877 

Moke,  Geo 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

♦Molineux,  John  T 1897 

♦Molloy,  Maurice 1906 

Moltey,  Jas 1893 

Monk,  Joseph 1846 

Monserrat,  N 1870 

Montanya,  E.  P 1846 

♦Mooney,  Edmund  L 1900 

Moore,  Rev.  Benj.,  D.D 1787 

C.  C.  1796-1809 

Moore,  T.  W 1802 

Steward  1818;  1828 
V.  P.  1819;  1822-24 
C.  C.  1820 

Moore,  Lucas  E 1874 

♦Moore,  F.  P 1910 

Moran,  Rev.  F.  J.  E 1900 

Moran,  Robt.  G 1905 

♦Morel,  A.  P 1894 

Morewood,  Gilbert 1786 

Steward  1793-96 

Morewood,  Geo 1788 

Morewood,  Edward 1790 

Morewood,  Geo.  B 1835 

Morewood,  J.  R 1859 




Morewood,  Wm.  B 1872 

Morgan,  Thos 1810 

Morgan,  H.  M 1882 

♦Morgan,  Rev.  D.  P.,  D.D 1882 

Chap.  1883-1913 

♦Morgan,  J.  W 1903 

Morgan,  H.  Grace 1910 

Morgan,  Thos 1810 

*Morley,  The  Earl  of 1910 

*Morrell,  Wm.  H 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

Morris,  Chief  Justice  R 1788 

Morris,  Richard 1791 

♦Morris,  Fred  P 1903 

Morrison,  Lewis  M 1850 

♦Morrison,  Geo.  Austin 1895 

♦Morrison,  Geo.  Austin,  Jr 1901 

♦Morriss,  Arthur  W 1906 

C.  A.  1909-10 

♦Morriss,  Arthur  D 1910 

Morse,  A.  W 1859 

♦Morse,  Edward  P 1912 

Mortimer,  R 1817 

L.  M.  1832 

Mortimer,  John  Jr., 1822 

Steward  1832 
C.  A.  1835-44 

Mortimer,  Rev.  A.  G ".  1881 

Chap.  1881-82 

Morton,  Thomas 1870 

Moss,  Joshua 1828 

Moss,  F.  W 1883 

L.  M.  1883 

Mostyn,  Berkeley 1877 

C.  A.  1879 
E.  C.  1880-82 

Secy.  1883-84;  1890-96 
V.  P.  1885-87;  1897-98 

D.  L.  1902-07 

Mote,  Henry 1888 

♦Motley,  Jas.  M 1893 

♦Mott,  H.  C 1900 

Mottram,  Matthew 1843 

Steward  1846 


Moulson,  John 1857 

Steward  1860 

L.  M.  1865 

E.  C.  1874-78;  1882-84 

V.  P.  1877 

Moulton,  Chas 1793 

Moulton,  Stephen 1836 

Mountain,  G.  F 1848 

♦Muir,  Kenneth  ' 1910 

♦Muir,  Reginald  L 1911 

Mullender,  Samuel 1827 

♦Mullins,  Hugh  A 1911 

Mumford,  W.  C 1864 

C.  C.  1868 

E.  C.  1870-71 

Munn,  Harry  A 1894 

Munn,  Ernest  M 1894 

Munro,  David  A 1898 

Munroe,  Geo.  E.,  M.D 1894 

Murray,  Wm.  S 1841 

Murray,  W.  S 1848 

Murray,  F.  Temple 1893 

♦Murray,  Henry  A 1897 

L.  M.  1897 

C.  A.  1900-03;  1912 

E.  C.  1909-11 
Musgrave,  Thos.  B 1884 

L.  M.  1884 

Musgrove,  John 1830 

Myers,  Geo 1910 

Napier,  James 1858 

Steward  1859 

C.  C.  1859-61 

Nase,  Matthew  H 1899 

Nash,  Henry 1787 

Nash,  J.  R > 1833 

Naylor,  Wm 1794 

Neil,  Walter  P 1895 

Neill,  Wm.  M 1858 

Nelson,  Wm.  S 1892 

♦Nelson,  J.  P 1910 

Nevins,  Pim.,  Jr 1816 

Neville,  Rev.  D, 1853 

Chap.  1853-56 




Newberry,  W.  B 1849 

Newbould,  G.  H 1810 

Steward,  1826 

C.  C.  1835 
Newbould,  Thos 1822 

Steward,  1824-25 

C.  A.  1827-28 
Newbould,  Edward  M 1857 

C.  C.  1859 
Newby,  Robt.  S 1801 

Secy.  1806-17 

Newman,  John 1809 

Newman,  Capt.  S 1809 

Nicholl,  Alex 1885 

L.  M.  1885 

Nichols,  Fred 1887 

Nicoll,  Donald 1908 

Nightingale,  J.  W 1877 

Noble,  John 1810 

Treas.  1816-23 

L.  M.  1824 

C.  C.  1824-31 

C.  A.  1825 

Noble,  J.  F 1857 

Norman,  Robt 1871 

♦Norman,  Capt.  Francis 1902 

Norris,  Henry 1830 

L.  M.  1830 

C.  A.  1835-43 

Norris,  Edward 1873 

Northcote,  H.  0 1882 

L.  M.  1882 

E.  C.  1885 

Norton,  Arthur 1887 

*Nosworthy,  R.  L 1911 

Secy.  1913 
Notman,  John 1884 

E.  C.  1888 

Nott,  Fred  J.,  M.D 1894 

Nuttall,  Thos.  C 1856 

Oakey,  Daniel 1802 

C.  C.  1818-19;  1826-36 
V.  P.  1821-24 
C.  A.  1825 


Oakley,  Alex 1831 

♦Oastler,  Frank  R.,  M.  D 1911 

Oates,  Geo 1816 

Oddie,  Orville 1861 

Steward  1862-65 

L.  M.  1865 

*Offord,  John  H 1910 

Ogden,  Jonathan 1791 

C.  C.  1805-12 

Pres.  1816-20 

L.  M.  1832 

Ogden,  David 1798 

Ogden,  Wm 1801 

Ogden,  Robt 1803 

C.  C.  1818-21 

Ogden,  David 1835 

Ogden,  Jonathan 1835 

Ogden,  Ludlow 1893 

Ogilvie,  James  H 1894 

Okill,  John 1803 

C.  C.  1820-21 

Oldham,  John 1811 

Orchard,  Samuel 1858 

Orgill,  Fred 1859 

Orgill,  Wm 1861 

L.  M.  1866 

Orgill,  Joseph 1861 

Orgill,  Edmund 1868 

L.  M.  1868 

♦O'Rorke,  J.  J 1899 

Orpe,  John 1871 

C.  A.  1875-77 

E.  C.  1886-87 

Osborn,  John 1858 

Osborn,  R.  A 1893 

Osborn,  Chas.  S 1893 

Osborne,  Percival 1861 

Osborne,  Francis  P 1889 

L.  M.  1889 

Ould,  Thos 1894 

*Outerbridge,  Eugene  H 1908 

Overing,  Henry 1796 

Owen,  Henry 1838 

Steward  1842 




Owen,  Henry  (Cont'd) 

Secy.  1843-46 

V.  P.  1856 

Owen,  James. 1838 

Steward  1844 

*Owen,  F.  Cunliffe 1901 

E.  C.  1906-08;  1910-11 

Secy.  1909 

C.  A.  1913 

Owen,  A.  Cunliffe 1907 

*Owen,  Hugo  Cunliffe 1910 

Paddon,  Wm 1837 

Page,  J.  Seaver 1886 

♦Page,  Fred.  P 1897 

L.  M.  1897 
C.  A.  1907-10 

*Page,  Henry  W.  A 1896 

L.  M.  1896 

♦Paget,  Almeric  H 1900 

L.  M.  1900 

Pain,  Henry   J 1898 

♦Palmer,  W.  J 1909 

Pardow,  Geo 1822 

Steward  1828 

Pardow,  Robt 1841 

Paris,  David 1789 

Park,  James 1900 

Parker,  Wm 1849 

Parker,  Thos.  F.  B 1867 

L.  M.  1867 

♦Parker,  Robt.  A 1911 

♦Parker,  Hon.  M.  B 1910 

♦Parker,  Hon.  John 1910 

♦Parker,  M.  P 1902 

Parkinson,  Leonard 1811 

Parkinson,  Robt 1873 

Parr,  James 1846 

Parsons,  Wm 1787 

Parsons,  Edward  L 1827 

Parsons,  Arthur 1836 

Parsons,  Jas.  H 1841 

♦Parsons,  John 1883 

L.  M.  1883 


♦Parsons,  John  (Cont'd) 
E.  C.  1885-87 
V.  P.  1888 

♦Parsons,  Kenyon 1902 

Partridge,  W 1831 

Paterson,  H.  D 1840 

Patterson,  Stephen 1791 

Patterson,  Walter 1809 

♦Patton,  Rev.  F.  L.,  D.D 1898 

Chap.  1904-12 

♦Patton,  Francis.  L.,  Jr 1903 

E.  C.  1907-09 
Secy.  1910 

Paulson,  Chas 1850 

C.  C.  1862-69 
L.  M.  1863 

Pauw,  J.  K 1907 

Pears,  Andrew 1901 

Pearce,  Rev.  W.  J 1875 

Pearse,  H.  F 1882 

♦Pearson,  Chas 1901 

♦Pearson,  Jas.  J 1902 

♦Pearson,  John  B 1906 

Pease,  Chas.,  Jr 1868 

Pease,  Daniel  P.,  M.D 1899 

L.  M.  1899 

♦Pedder,  H.  C 1883 

L.  M.  1883 

Pelham,  J.  C 1837 

♦Pelham,  Geo.  F 1907 

Pell,  W.  F 1837 

♦Pellew,  Henry  E 1857 

Steward  1858 
Secy.  1858-59 
L.  M.  1862 
Pres.  1874-77 
E.  C.  1878-85 

Pellew,  Chas.  E 1894 

♦Pells,  John 1910 

Pemberton,  J 1882 

Pennell,  Richard,  M.D 1828 

Steward  1830-31 ;  1844-45 
Phys.  1830-61 
C.  C.  1836-37 




Pennell,  Rev.  G.  C 1858 

Chap.  1858-61 
C.  C.  1860 

*Pennell,  Geo.  C 1907 

Penninger,  Herbert  W 1893 

Penrice,  Wm 1863 

Pepper,  Harry 1894 

♦Pepper,  Chas.  H 1898 

Percy,  Samuel  R.,  M.D 1864 

Phys.  1865-66 

Percival,  C.  A.  S 1898 

Perkins,  R.  C 1894 

Perring,  J.  Frederick 1883 

Perry,  Robt 1806 

Perry,  S 1817 

*Perry,  Richard  D 1872 

L.  M.  1872 

E.  C.  1875-77 

Ch.  E.  C.  1878-79 

Perry,  Edward 1885 

Peterson,  J.  D 1904 

E.  C.  1907 

Petrie,  G.  D 1897 

Petrie,  Major  C.  L.,  D.S.0 1907 

Pettet,  Chas 1838 

Phillips,  Henry 1787 

Phillips,  Frederick 1788 

Steward  1791-92 

V.  P.  1798-1801 

C.  C.  1805-12 

Phillips,  Nathan 1791 

Phillips,  Samuel 1834 

Phillis,  Francis 1859 

Phillips,  H.  J.,  M.D 1861 

Phys.  1864-65 
Phillips,  Edward 1864 

E.  C.  1871-73 

L.  M.  1880 
Phillips,  Arthur  E.  P 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

Phillips,  Lawrence 1871 

*Phillips,  Alexander 1899 

Phillips,  Frederick 1899 

♦Phillips,  Chas.  E.  H.,  M.D..  . .     1901 


Phillips,  Wm.  D 1903 

♦Phillips,  L.  Rowley 1903 

Phillips,  Chas.  S 1903 

Phipps,  W.  W 1875 

Secy.  1878 
E.  C.  1879-80 
L.  M.  1882 

Phipps,  E.  A.  C 1889 

Picard,  Jesse 1873 

L.  M.  1873 

Pickerskill,  W.  C 1835 

L.  M.  1865 

*Picke,  Herbert  L 1911 

Pigot,  Capt 1810 

♦Pike,  Henry  H 1910 

♦Pike,  Herbert  P 1910 

Pilkington,  Jas 1816 

Pilkington,  Daniel 1849 

Pim,  Geo.  F 1872 

E.  C.  1873 

Piper,  Lewis  H 1839 

Pirsson,  Chas 1847 

♦Pitman,  Clarence  A 1907 

Pitt,  C 1845 

C.  C.  1848-55 
V.  P.  1850-53 

Piatt,  Jas.  B 1885 

Piatt,  John 1841 

Piatt,  John 1900 

♦Playfair,  Sidney 1911 

Plumb,  RE 1888 

♦Plumb,  Chas.  L 1910 

Plynth,  Chas 1811 

Pollard,  H.  L 1902 

♦Pooley,  Thos.  R,  M.D 1894 

Phys.  1896-97;  1902-10 

Porter,  Thos 1819 

♦Post,  Jas.  H 1910 

E.  C.  1913 

Postlethwaite,  G.  T 1893 

Potter,  Joseph 1796 

Potter,  Chas 1848 

♦Potter,  E.  Clifford 1910 

Potts,  R.  H 1824 




♦Potts,  Thos 1897 

♦Pouch,  Alonzo  B 1910 

Pound,  Rev.  Jesse 1847 

Chap.  1848-49 

Powell,  R.  Hare 1876 

L.  M.  1876 

Powell,  Wm 1873 

Powell-Rees  H.  P 1899 

♦Powell,  R.  W.  R 1909 

♦Power,  W.  H 1863 

Power,  Edward  P 1894 

Power,  W.  B.,  M.D 1900 

Pratchatt,  Wm 1858 

Pratt,  E.  D 1866 

Pratt,  T.  H 1899 

Prentice,  Jas 1870 

♦Prentiss,  John  W 1910 

♦Prichard,  H.  Adye 1912 

Prince,  J.  D 1895 

Pringle,  Harold  D 1904 

Pritchard,  Thos 1822 

Pritchard,  Philip 1849 

Steward  1859 
Secy.  1859-60 
C.  C.  1859-61 
V.  P.  1861-63 

Pritchard,  Geo 1885 

♦Probst,  A.  0 1901 

Proctor,  Thos 1806 

Steward  1808-11 
Secy.  1821-23 

Proctor,  Wm 1816 

Prosser,  L.  Kemp 1894 

Prout,  J.  Hooper 1858 

Secy.  1859 

Puffer,  Geo 1816 

Pulsford,  Jas.  E 1877 

C.  A.  1879 

Purkis,  Thornton 1910 

Purton,  Matthias 1833 

Purton,  Henry  J 1865 

Pycock,  B.  W 1859 

♦Quirk,  George 1903 


Rabone,  Jas 1812 

Racker,  H.  A 1874 

L.  M.  1874 

E.  C.  1882-90;  1892-93 

C.  A.  1891 

V.  P.  1894-96 

Rae,  G.  Bentham 1876 

E.  C.  1879-80 

Railton,  Henry,  M.D 1865 

Phys.  1866-67 

Rainsford,  Geo.  S 1848 

C.  C.  1854-58 
L.  M.  1863 

♦Ralph,  Jas.  H 1900 

Randall,  Thos 1786 

Randall,  Paul  R 1787 

Randall,  E.  J 1883 

Rann,  R.  C 1913 

Raper,  H.  H 1899 

Rathbone,  W.  G 1875 

Rathborne,  Chas.  L 1865 

♦Rathborne,  Richard  C 1910 

♦Rauch,  Wm 1910 

Rawlings,  Thos 1851 

Rawlins,  Wm 1860 

Rawlins,  Henry 1892 

♦Rawlins,  J.  Armstrong 1894 

♦Rawlins,  Herbert  N 1907 

♦Rawlins,  G.  Foster 1911 

Rayner,  John 1824 

Rayner,  Wm.  S 1829 

♦Read,  Clark  Potter 1911 

Reade,  John 1788 

Reade,  Wm 1867 

Reade,  Robt.  L 1891 

♦Reeks,  Edmund 1899 

♦Reimer,  Otto  E 1894 

Rendle,  Arthur  C 1884 

♦Reville,  Fred.  J 1906 

Reynolds,  Fred 1835 

Reynolds,  Thos 1843 

Secy.  1846-47 

Reynolds,  John 1851 

♦Rhinelander,  Philip 1909 

Rhoades,  Wm 1789 




Rhoades,  John 1796 

Rhodes,  Jos 1840 

Steward  1841 

Secy.  1844 

Richards,  John 1791 

Richards,  W.W 1897 

Richardson,  Ed.  J 1847 

C.  C.  1848 
Richardson,  Briton 1863 

V.  P.  1874-77 

Pres.  1878-79 

E.  C.  1880-85 
Richardson,  Frank  G 1873 

Secy.  1880-82 

♦Richardson,  B.  H 1879 

Richardson,  S.  W 1894 

♦Richardson,  Stewart 1910 

Rideing,  Wm.  H 1898 

Rider,  Francis 1853 

*Ridgeway,  E.  J 1903 

Ridgeway,  Chas 1848 

♦Ripley,  Arthur  P 1903 

♦Ritchey,  Wm.  P 1897 

E.  C.  1902-04 

Ritchie,  Edmund  L 1867 

Rivington,  Jas 1786 

Rivington,  Jas.,  Jr 1793 

♦Roach,  O.  C 1911 

Robbins,  Fred  B 1903 

Roberton,  John 1867 

Roberts,  Michael 1786 

Roberts,  Thos 1787 

C.  C.  1797-1805 
Roberts,  Wm 1816 

Steward  1823;  1829-33 

Treas.  1824-6 

V.  P.  1831 
Roberts,  W.  C,  M.D 1833 

Phys.  1836-42 
Roberts,  Job 1847 

Steward  1855 

Roberts,  Joseph 1848 

Roberts,  John  P 1852 

Roberts,  Wm.  Lea 1872 


♦Roberts,  John  E 1897 

L.  M.  1897 

♦Roberts,  Jas.  S 1899 

♦Roberts,  W.  J 1909 

♦Roberts,  Franklyn 1910 

Robertson,  John  A 1816 

Robertson,  John 1867 

Robertson,  Henry 1876 

Robins,  John  W 1882 

Robinson,  Jas 1809 

Robinson,  J.,  Ji 1822 

Steward  1834 

Robinson,  H.W 1838 

Robinson,  Geo 1848 

Robinson,  Joseph 1858 

L.  M.  1858 

Robinson,  A.  R.,  M.D 1903 

Robinson,  John 1904 

Robinson,  Sir  J.  B.,  Bart 1906 

Roche,  Wm 1839 

Rodgers,  Jos 1819 

Roe,  Wm.  B 1893 

Rogers,  Wm 1788 

Rogers,  Langdon  M 1850 

Rogers,  John 1856 

L.  M.  1856 

♦Rokeby,  Ralph  T 1903 

Rolfe,  John 1838 

Rolfe,  Geo.  B 1871 

Romilly,  Hon.  Henry 1873 

L.  M.  1874 

E.  C.  1875-79 

Secy.  1876 

Rooke,  John 1810 

Roquette,  W.  F.  B 1885 

Rosevear,  Thos 1886 

Ross,  W.  A 1884 

L.  M.  1884 

E.  C.  1909-11 

♦Ross,  Wetherald  A 1907 

Roston,  Edward  K 1786 

Rotton,  Otto,  M.D 1852 

Phys.  1852-70 

C.  C.  1856 




*Roughton,  Roger 1909 

L.  M.  1909 

Round,  Chas.  F 1887 

Roussell,  Henry 1871 

Routh.H.  L 1844 

Routh,  Henry  DeBeauvoir 1849 

L.  M.  1865 

V.  P.  1865-67 

Rowan,  John  R 1867 

Rowe,  Reginald  P 1901 

Rowlett,  Wm 1787 

Rowson,  Cecil 1874 

Royse,  Samuel  C 1866 

Rudge,  Henry 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

Rudsdale,  Matthew 1833 

Rumsey,  Alex 1858 

Rundle,  Richard  P 1865 

L.  M.  1865 

Rushton,  Wm 1834 

Russell,  R.  W 1856 

L.  M.  1865 

Russell,  C.  H 1861 

Russell,  Richard 1866 

Rutherford,  T 1808 

C.  C.  1821 

Rutter,  John 1840 

Rutter,  Thos 1890 

Rutty,  Wm.  H 1894 

Rycroft,  Chas.  E 1888 

Rylance,  Rev.  J.  H.,  D.D 1874 

Chap.  1875-81 

Ryle,  Wm 1877 

Ryle,  Wm.  T 1879 

*Ryle,  A 1899 

*Ryle,  Graham 1910 

L.  M.  1910 

Ryley,  R.  A 1887 

*Sabin,  Chas.  H 1910 

Sabine,  Dr.  Geo.  A 1839 

Phys.  1841-52 

♦Sackett,  Henry  W 1898 

Sadler,  John 1787 

Steward  1808 


Sager,  R.  H 1809 

Sager,  James 1835 

Sagner,  Geo 1816 

Salaman,  F.  N 1901 

Salomans,  Fred 1860 

♦Salvage,  Samuel  A 1910 

Sancton,  W.  B 1867 

Sanderson,  James 1811 

Steward  1819 
Sanderson,  E.  F 1825 

Steward  1829-34;  1837-38 

L.  M.  1831 

V.  P.  1840-41 

Pres.  1842  and  1848 

C.  A.  1850-53 

Sanderson,  Geo 1866 

Sanderson,  Geo 1874 

♦Sanderson,  Richard 1879 

C.  A.  1880 
♦Sanderson,  Harold  A 1879 

L.  M.  1879 

E.  C.  1888-90 

V.  P.  1891-93 

Pres.  1894 
♦Sanderson,  Oswald 1883 

L.  M.  1883 

E.  C.  1892-98 
♦Sanderson,  L.  B 1894 

Secy.  1898-1902 

E.  C.  1903-05 

V.  P.  1907-09 

Pres.  1910-11 
♦Sanderson,  Sir  Percy,  K.C.M.G..  1895 

L.  M.  1895 

Pres.  1901-02 
Sands,  Thos 1816 

C.  C.  1818-19 

Stewaid  1824-25 
Sands,  Jos 1819 

Steward  1830 

Secy.  1831-33 

C.  C.  1834 

♦Santer,  A.  Gledden 1910 

Sargeant,  Thos 1817 

Satterthwaite,  Thos.  W 1797 




Satterthwaite,  Thos.  W 1856 

Satterthwaite,  Franklyn 1873 

Saunders,  S.  M 1893 

Saunders,  John 1858 

Saunders,  Henry 1860 

Saunders,  F.  N 1882 

*3aunders,  R.  E 1908 

Saward,  Wm 1865 

Sayce,  Montford  P 1889 

Sayce,  M.  P 1900 

Schedel,  Geo 1854 

C.  C.  1855 

Schermerhorn,  J.  M 1873 

Schmidt,  O.  E 1885 

*Schoonmaker,  Frank 1910 

Schrivener,  Richard 1854 

Scott,  J.  J 1877 

Scott,  T.  0 1898 

Scribner,  G 1861 

*Seager,  John  C 1871 

L.  M.  1896 

Seager,  Mark 1871 

Seager,  John  C 1896 

*Seale,  Chas.  L 1907 

Secord,  Dr.  F.  L 1898 

Sedgfield,  John 1809 

*Seed,  JohnH 1906 

Sellar,  W.  C 1887 

*Sellar,  Norrie 1905 

E.  C.  1912-13 

Semple,  Lorenzo 1895 

Seton,  Wm 1786 

V.  P.  1786-91 

Seton,  Wm.  M 1792 

Seton,  Jas 1792 

Steward  1810-11;  1821 

*Seton,  Mgr.,  D.D 1895 

L.  M.  1895 

Sevening,  H.  W 1905 

Sewell,  Adam 1805 

Sewell,  E.  H 1881 

C.  A.  1889-90 

*Seward,  Benjamin 1892 

*Shallcross,  C.  F 1900 

E.  C.  1901-03;  1905;  1908-10 

Ch.  E.  C.  1912-13 


Shannon,  Wm.,  M.D 1910 

Sharp,  Henry 1854 

Sharp,  Chas.  S 1866 

*Sharp,  Colin  B 1910 

Shaw,  JohnC 1786 

Steward  1786-96 

V.  P.  1808-16 
Shaw,  Charles 1787 

Steward  1810-11 

Shaw,  Samuel 1835 

Shaw,  George 1838 

C.  C.  1846-49 

Shaw,  Samuel  C 1841 

Shaw,  Jas.,  Jr 1841 

Shaw,  Samuel 1869 

Shaw,  Wm.  Geo 1873 

Shaw,  John 1879 

Shaw,  Thos.  F 1894 

Shaw,  Walter  W 1900 

E.  C.  1904-06 

*Shaw,  R.  E.,  M.D 1907 

Shawcross,  R 1871 

Shearson,  Chas.  A 1904 

*Shebbeare,  R.  A 1908 

Shephard,  John 1792 

Shepherd,  Thos.  S 1868 

Sheppard,  G.  G 1835 

Sherbrook,  Miles 1787 

V.  P.  1793-99 

Pres.  1800-01 

Sheriff,  A.  G 1899 

Sherman,  Geo 1893 

Shermer,  Wm 1793 

Sherwin,  John 1813 

Sheward,  Jas 1831 

Steward  1839 

C.  C.  1844 

Secy.  1845 
Shipman,  W.  H 1815 

Secy.  1824-28 
Shirley,  W.  W 1822 

C.  C.  1827-28 

Steward  1831-32 
*Shirley,  R.  G 1905 

L.  M.  1905 




Shoosmith,  John 1870 

Shortt,  Wm.  A 1897 

E.  C.  1900-02 
Secy.  1904 

Siffkin,  Fran.  E 1838 

Sill,  Rev.  Frederick 1873 

Chap.  1873-74 

Simes,  Chas.  F 1878 

Simes,  Edward  J 1879 

Simes,  Rowland  J 1879 

Simes,  Fred.  W 1895 

Simonds,  H.  A 1885 

E.  C.  1893-94 

Simpson,  Thos 1816 

♦Simpson,  T.  S.  H 1890 

♦Simpson,  E.  L 1894 

♦Simpson,  Wm.  Hope 1901 

Sinclair,  John 1894 

Sinclair,  Donald  G.  C 1910 

Sinclair,  Thos 1907 

Sinclair,  Jas.  H 1901 

Sintzenick,  E 1854 

Sketchley,  Capt.  Wm 1810 

♦Skimming,  E.  H.  B 1901 

L.  M.  1901 

Skinner,  Wm 1859 

Skinner,  Geo.  B 1873 

Slater,  Sidney  P 1880 

♦Slazenger,  Frank  L 1910 

Slinn,  Benj.  S.,  Jr 1904 

Smales,  Holbert 1851 

Steward  1852 
L.  M.  1865 

Smart,  Jos 1822 

Smart,  John  H 1897 

Smedley,  J.  V 1857 

Smellie,  Ernest 1908 

♦Smiles,  A.  R 1911 

Smith,  Richard 1786 

Smith,  John 1786 

Smith,  Dr.  Wm 1787 

Smith,  Jas.  S 1787 

Smith,  Thos 1788 

Smith,  Abraham 1788 

Smith,  Thos.,  Jr 1788 


Smith,  Wm 1791 

Smith,  Henry 1823 

Smith,  John  P 1840 

Smith,  Jas.  S 1850 

Smith,  W.  M 1855 

Steward  1856 
Secy.  1857 

Smith,  Wm.  T 1862 

Steward  1864 
Secy.  1864-66 
L.  M.  1865 

Smith,  Chas 1877 

Smith,  Arthur  W 1890 

Smith,  J.  Gait 1894 

♦Smith,  Alfred  G 1905 

♦Smith,  Edwin  G 1908 

♦Smithers,  F.  S 1876 

C.  A.  1884-85 

L.  M.  1876 

E.  C.  1894-98;  1901-03 

Smithers,  John 1879 

E.  C.  1895-99 

♦Smithers,  Rev.  F.  S.,  Jr 1893 

L.  M.  1893 

♦Smithers,  Chris.  D 1893 

L.  M.  1893 
C.  A.  1897-98 

♦Smithers,  Chas 1895 

L.  M.  1895 
E.  C.  1912-13 

♦Smithers,  Herbert  B 1912 

Soloman,  John 1816 

Somersgill,  H 1850 

Sother.T,  M 1848 

C.  C.  1849-55 
Steward  1853 

Southack,  Eugene 1889 

♦Sowter,  E.  T 1911 

Sparks,  Jos.  H 1871 

E.  C.  1872-73 

Sparks,  W.  J 1913 

♦Sparks,  T.  Ashley 1899 

Spawforth,  John 1841 

Speakman,  Lee 1818 




Spence,  Chas.  J 1869 

L.  M.  1869 

*Spence,  L.  H 1899 

Speyers,  Albert  G.  P 1887 

*Spicer,  H.  W 1910 

Spies,  Francis  F 1901 

Spring,  Fred 1858 

Spooner,  Hugh 1819 

C.  A.  1826-29 
Steward  1828 
Secy.  1830 

Spurgeon,  Robt.  H 1903 

Spurr,  Jos 1817 

Stabb,  N.  S 1883 

Stabler,  Wm 1791 

Stables,  Wm 1786 

Stagge,  Jos 1843 

Stalker,  Thos 1838 

V.  P.  1839 

*Staniland,  W.  G 1905 

Stansbie,  Luke 1817 

Stansfield,  Abraham 1822 

Stanton,  Stephen  P 1846 

*Stanton,  John  R 1901 

*Stanton,  F.  M 1901 

Starey,  Alfred  B 1893 

Starr,  Leander  J 1847 

V.  P.  1848-49 

Startin,  Chas 1787 

Staveley,  Richard 1794 

Stead,  Daniel 1817 

Stead,  Thos 1825 

Stead,  Edward 1831 

Stead,  Thos 1869 

Steel,  Dr 1789 

Steele,  Jos 1838 

C.  C.  1839-43 

*Steer,  E.  J 1912 

Steers,  Henry 1895 

*Steers,  J.  Rich 1910 

*Stephenson,  Cyril  S 1910 

Sterling,  Geo.  L 1894 

*Stevens,  H.  M 1904 

Stevens,  Jas.  W 1825 

Stevens,  Jas 1840 


Stevens,  Thos.  H 1871 

Stevenson,  H.  J 1869 

Stikeman,  H 1889 

C.  A.  1891-92 
*Stitt,  Jos 1859 

L.  M.  1862 
Stodart,  Wm 1818 

L.  M.  1835 
*Stoddart,  Lawrence  Bowring 1892 

L.  M.  1892 

E.  C.  1895-96;  1899-1900 

Ch.  E.  C.  1906-08 

Treas.  1909-13 

Stoddard,  John  H 1894 

Stokes,  Anson  Phelps 1895 

Stokes,  James 1847 

V.  P.  1847 

Stokes,  Henry 1842 

Stokes,  Chas 1866 

Stokes,  Geo 1869 

*Stonhan,  Arthur 1904 

Stothard,  Geo 1839 

Steward  1840 

C.  C.  1841-43 

Stott,  Jas.  J 1841 

Stranack,  John  R 1878 

Strange,  E.  B 1857 

L.  M.  1857 
Strange,  Theo.  H 1878 

L.  M.  1883 

Street,  Jas 1905 

*Struthers,  J.  W.  W 1907 

*Stuart-Wortley,  Hon.  R.  M 1896 

C.  A.  1902;  1906-07;  1911 

E.  C.  1903;  1908-10 

V.  P.  1912-13 
Stubbs,  Rev.  A.,  D.D 1866 

L.  M.  1866 

Chap.  1867 

Suckley,  Geo 1809 

Suckley,  John 1816 

C.  C.  1822 

♦Sulima,  Adam 1904 

Summers,  R 1884 

Sutherland,  John 1862 




Sutton,  Geo 1791 

Swayne,  Adam 1806 

Sweet,  Chas.  S 1887 

Sweetland,  Henry 1873 

Sykes,  Wm 1823 

Sykes,  John,  Jr 1856 

L.  M.  1865 

*Sykes,  W.  H 1908 

*Sykes,  W.  H.,  Jr 1908 

Syle,  Rev.  E.  W 1861 

Chap.  1867 

*Syms,  Parker,  M.D 1910 

Phys.  1911-13 

♦Tabor,  Francis  H 1906 

E.  C.  1911-13 

Tadman,  P.  L 1853 

*Taff,  Alfred 1893 

Tait,  Wm.  H 1871 

Talbot,  Richmond 1886 

Talboys,  W.  P 1858 

Secy.  1858 

Steward  1858 

Tapp,  Alfred 1894 

*Tappenbeck,  Wm 1910 

Tapscott,  Wm 1854 

Tapscott,  Jas.  T 1854 

L.  M.  1865 
Tarrant,  Jos 1830 

L.  M.  1832 

Steward  1832-34 

V.  P.  1835 

Tate,  Frederick 1835 

♦Tavenor,  Thos 1902 

Taylor,  John 1787 

Taylor,  Chas.  W 1802 

Taylor,  Andrew 1828 

Taylor,  John,  Jr 1839 

L.  M.  1841 

Steward  1841 

C.  C.  1842 

V.  P.  1843-44 
Taylor,  Geo.  W 1842 

L.  M.  1843 
Taylor,  E.  C 1844 


Taylor,  Chas.  K 1848 

Taylor,  Chas 1872 

Taylor,  Thos 1877 

Taylor,  Wm.  H 1878 

Taylor,  Herbert  J 1893 

Taylor,  Prof.  R.  W.,  M.D 1897 

Phys.  1898-1901 

Taylor,  Jos.  G 1898 

*Taylor,  Geo 1900 

Tempest,  Thos 1848 

Steward  1853 

C.  C.  1853-54 

Temple,  Sir  John  Bart 1788 

Thackray,  Richard 1862 

Thallon,  John 1871 

Thomas,  Francis 1786 

Thomas,  Wm 1786 

Thomas,  W.  H 1809 

Thomas,  Wm 1840 

Thomas,  J 1845 

*Thomason,  Fred.  B 1899 

Secy.  1902-03 

E.  C.  1904-06 

Thompson,  John  H 1786 

C.  C.  1796 

Thompson,  Robt 1822 

Thompson,  Samuel 1831 

Thompson,  W.  N 1845 

Thompson,  T.  Logie 1853 

Thompson,  J.  H 1857 

Thompson,  Fred.  D 1870 

L.  M.  1870 

Thompson,  Wm.  H 1882 

Thompson,  A.  S 1889 

Thompson,  Walter 1892 

Thomson,  Jas 1892 

♦Thomson,  Giraud  F 1893 

Thomson,  Geo.  A. 1894 

Thomson,  F.  K 1901 

Thorburn,  A.  M 1898 

Thornely,  Thos 1809 

Thornton,  Edward 1792 

Steward  1818 

Thornton,  John 1804 




Thornton,  Sir  Edward,  K.C.B..   1869 

Hon.  Mem.  1869 

Thorp,  Joseph 1793 

Thorp,  Thos 1858 

♦Thorpe,  Robt.  H 1893 

Thurman,  John 1787 

♦Thurston,  E.  W.  P 1906 

Tibbits,  Geo 1796 

Tidswell,  Thos 1822 

Tilby,  Jas 1846 

Tillotson,  John,  Jr 1838 

Tilston,  Fred 1903 

Tilt,  B.  B 1858 

L.  M.  1865 

Tilt,  Albert 1867 

Timmins,  John  S 1822 

Steward  1825 
Tinker,  James 1869 

L.  M.  1869 
Tinson,  Robt.  N 1839 

Steward  1841 

V.  P.  1842-3 

C.  A.  1845-52 

Titford,  Isaac 1798 

♦Titherington,  Richard 1907 

Titterton,  Wm 1861 

Tobias,  S.  T 1816 

Steward  1825 

Tobias,  Samuel  J 1835 

Tod,  J.  Kennedy 1898 

Todd,  J.  Jackson 1893 

Tomes,  Francis 1821 

Steward  1821;  1826-27;  1831-33 

L.  M.  1825 

C.  A.  1829-32 

C.  C.  1833-34 

V.  P.  1835-36 
Tomes,  Francis,  Jr 1835 

Secy.  1836 

Tomes,  Chas 1836 

♦Tomes,  C.  A 1907 

Tomsey,  Alex 1848 

Toone,  J.  W 1904 

Toop,  Geo.  H 1887 

L.  M.  1887 


Tooth,  Augustus 1899 

♦Toppin,  Frederick 1898 

C.  A.  1906 
E.  C.  1911-13 

Torrance,  Henry 1865 

♦Torrey,  Gerald  F , 1907 

Tothill,  Wm 1858 

L.  M.  1858 

Towning,  Richard 1840 

♦Townsend,  A.  M. 1883 

L.  M.  1883 
E.  C.  1885-88 
V.  P.  1889-90 
C.  A.  1891-96 

Townsend,  A.  P 1895 

♦Townsend,  H.  N 1893 

♦Townsend,  S.  J 1912 

Travers,  E.  M 1858 

Travis,  John 1790 

Treherne,  A.  K 1870 

Tremain,  Jos 1815 

Steward  1819 

♦Trench,  Stewart  A 1912 

♦Trench,  Archer  A 1910 

♦Trench,  Chas.  J.  LePoer 1910 

♦Trench,  Chas.  S.  LePoer 1910 

Trenor,  J.  D 1885 

♦Trevor,  Clyfford 1910 

Trulock,  Jos 1822 

C.  C.  1830-37 

Tryon,  E.  B 1893 

Tucker,  Daniel 1786 

Tucker,  Fanning  C 1815 

Steward  1820 

Tucker,  Robt.  A 1861 

L.  M.  1865 

Tucker,  Thos.  B 1866 

♦Tucker,  Alex.  E 1876 

Secy.  1877-82 
L.  M.  1879 

E.  C.  1883-84 

Turle,  Henry 1868 

Turle,  Robt.  H 1872 

L.  M.  1884 

F.  C.  1889-90;  1897 




Turle,  Robt.  H.  (Cont'd) 
Ch.  E.  C.  1898 
Treas.  1899-1900 
V.  P.  1901-02 
Pres.  1903-04 

Turnbull,  Geo.  R 1899 

Turner,  Jas 1827 

Turner,  Richard  A 1867 

Turner,  A.  H 1870 

*Turney,  J.  A.  E 1905 

Turton,  Thos 1857 

Turton,  John  K 1906 

Tweddall,  Major  F 1906 

Tweddall,  Wm.  H 1901 

L.  M.  1901 

Tweddell,  Harvey  1 1910 

L.  M.  1910 

Tweddle,  Thos.  B 1868 

Tweddle,  Wm.  D 1868 

Twining,  E.  S 1899 

C.  A.  1905 
Tyler,  Jos 1803 

Unckles,  Wm 1853 

Underhill,  Edward 1862 

*Underwood,  John  T 1910 

L.  M.  1910 
Upfold,  Rev.  Geo.,  D.D 1822 

Chap.  1822 

L.  M.  1829 

C.  C.  1830-31 

Upjohn,  R 1845 

Upsdale,  J.  A 1847 

Urquhart,  John 1876 

Vacher,  E.  P 1885 

Valpy,  Edward 1899 

*Van  Guysling,  G.  E 1907 

L.  M.  1907 

Van  Rossen,  J.  P.,  Jr 1867 

*Vassar,  Geo.,  Jr 1910 

Vaughan,  Thos 1804 

Vaughan,  E 1900 

Venning,  Wm 1786 


Vickers,  J.  M 1859 

Steward  1861 

L.  M.  1865 

C.  A.  1868 
*Vickers,  H.  M 1906 

C.  A.  1911-13 

Vickery,  Coleridge  C 1899 

Vigers,  Wm.  R 1810 

Vincent,  John  C 1871 

Vincent,  Joseph  C 1871 

E.  C.  1874-7 

C.  A.  1877-78 
Vinten,  Chas 1852 

Steward  1863 

E.  C.  1872-73 
Vinton,  Rev.  F.,  D.D 1849 

Chap.  1850-53;  1860-72 

L.  M.  1851 
Virtue,  Wm.  A 1860 

Steward  1864 

Virtue,  H.  S > 1897 

Vose,  Richard 1809 

C.  C.  1816-17 

Vyse,  Wm 1834 

Vyse,  Chas 1841 

Vyse,  Thos.  A 1852 

L.  M.  1865 

Wadbrook,  Elston  E 1909 

Waddington,  Joshua 1786 

V.  P.  1788-91 ;  1800-01 

Steward  1797 

C.  C.  1798-99 

Pres.  1802-1808 
Waddington,  Henry 1786 

C.  C.  1800-03 

Steward  1802-03 
Waddington,  John 1790 

C.  C.  1804 

Steward  1804-05 
Waddington,  Thomas 1805 

C.  C.  1805-12 

Wade,  W.  T 1835 

Wade,  Geo 1862 

Steward  1865-66 



Wagstaff,  David 1794 

Steward  1818 
Wainwright,  Rev.  J.  M.,  D.D.  .  1821 

L.  M.    1825 

C.  C.  1826-29 

Chap.  1838-54 
Waistell,  J.  B 1827 

Steward  1836 

Waite,  Robt.  N 1822 

Waite,  Geo.  N 1822 

Waite,  Capt.  A.  M 1903 

Wake,  Chas 1902 

Walker,  Benj 1789 

Walker,  Jas.,  Jr 1816 

Walker,  Joseph 1830 

L.  M.  1864 
Walker,  Jas.  R 1843 

C.  C.  1844 

L.  M.  1846 
Walker,  Edward 1843 

C.  C.  1844-47 

Steward  1845 

Secy.  1848-51 

C.  A.  1853-57 

L.  M.  1865 
Walker,  J.  T 1846 

Secy.  1849-52 

Steward  1850;  1848 

C.  C.  1859-65 

L.  M.  1865 

V.  P.  1866-67 
Walker,  James  R 1843 

L.  M.  1843 

V.  P.  1858-65 

E.  C.  1869-71 
Walker,  Jos.  E 1849 

Steward  1857-58 

L.  M.  1865 
Walker,  James  E 1849 

Steward  1853 

Walker,  Z 1849 

Walker,  John  R 1870 

E.  C.  1881 

Walker,  C 1878 

Walker,  G.  F 1883 


Walker,  B.  E 1854 

Walker,  Samuel  J 1887 

Walker,  Isaac 1895 

Walker,  Joseph 1898 

*Walker,  Chas.  E 1910 

Walker,  Norman  S 1907 

♦Walker,  R.  St.  George 1906 

Ch.  E.  C.  1910-11 

E.  C.  1912 

C.  A.  1913 

Walker,  Herbert  B 1903 

♦Walker,  W.  Douglas 1900 

Wall.S 1818 

Wallack,  J.  Lester 1870 

Wallbank,  Samuel,  M.D 1864 

Waller,  Alfred 1839 

Steward  1840  1850 

C.  C.  1842-45 

L.  M.  1865 
Waller,  Robert 1841 

C.  C.  1850-67 

Steward  1851 

C.  A.  1853-59;  1870-71 

L.  M.  1865 

Ch.  E.  C.  1872-82 

V.  P.  1884 
Waller,  John  R 1866 

L.  M.  1866 
Wallis,  Geo.  W 1819 

Steward  1824-25 

Wallis,  Henry  P 1824 

Walsh,  T.  Laurent 1864 

*Walsh,  Hon.  Reginald, M.V.O..   1908 

E.  C.  1910-11 
Walter,  Jas.  R 1843 

Steward  1845 

L.  M.  1846 

V.  P.  1846 
Walter,  John  R 1866 

L.  M.  1866 

♦Walter,  T.  H 1911 

Walton,  Wm 1787 

Walton,  Gerald 1787 

Steward  1788-89 
Walton,  Abraham 1787 




Walton,  DeLancey 1840 

Walton,  Rear  Admiral  J 1841 

Walton,  J.  T 1848 

Walton,  Luis  P.,  M.D 1871 

Phys.  1871-85;  1898-1903 

Wand,  Marmaduke 1814 

Wansbrough,  J.  Evens 1882 

Warburton,  Benj 1837 

Ward,  Richard 1837 

Ward,  Thomas 1849 

Ward,  E.  F 1850 

Steward  1853 

Secy.  1853-55 

C.  C.  1856-58 
V.  P.  1858-60 

Ward,  Asline 1853 

L.  M.  1853 
♦Ward,  Geo.  G 1893 

D.  L.  1902-13 
L.  M.  1893 

E.  C.  1895-96 
V.  P.  1897-98 
Pres.  1899-1900 

Ward,  Sidney  F 1898 

*Ward,  Geo.  G.,  Jr.,  M.D 1898 

L.  M.  1898 

Phys.  1904-11 
*Ward,  Sidney  F 1897 

L.  M.  1897 

Wardle,  Thos 1846 

Waring,  Geo 1839 

Warner,  Geo 1837 

Warner,  Thos 1846 

L.  M.  1846 

Steward  1847 

Warner,  E.  H 1900 

Warren,  Thos 1800 

Steward  1818;  1826 

C.  A.  1824-25 
Warren,  Rev.  E.  Walpole,  D.D. .  1888 

Chap.  1889-1903 

Warren,  Alfred  K 1892 

Warrin,  John 1835 

Steward  1840 

C.  C.  1842-43 


Warrin,  Thos 1841 

C.  C.  1844 

♦Warriner,  Gerard 1903 

Warwick,  John 1848 

Waters,  John  R 1884 

L.  M.  1884 

C.  A.  1886-90 

♦Waters,  C.  H 1909 

Waterworth,  H.  W 1906 

♦Wathen,  G.  W 1902 

Watkinson,  Henry 1804 

Watson,  Thos 1788 

Watson,  Thos.  W 1819 

Watson,  J.  C 1860 

Watson,  Walter 1869 

Watson,  W.  A 1900 

Wattleworth,  J 1806 

Watts,  Talbot 1848 

♦Watts,  F.  S 1882 

♦Waud,  Sidney  P 1904 

♦Weathered,  T.  W 1874 

C.  A.  1876-77 

L.  M.  1883 
Webb,  Chas.  H 1824 

Steward  1831-32;  1865-66 

C.  C.  1857-58 

L.  M.  1866 
Webb,  J.  M 1860 

Steward  1862-63 

L.  M.  1865 

Webb,  Henry 1866 

Webber,  R.  H 1904 

Webster,  Thos 1871 

L.  M.  1871 

Webster,  Fred 1877 

♦Webster,  Lewis  C 1894 

Weddeburn,  Wilson 1901 

♦Wedgwood,  K.  L 1908 

Wells,  J.  C 1848 

Steward  1849-50 

C.  C.  1850-51 

Secy.  1852-53 

V.  P.  1857 

C.  A.  1860 

L.  M.  1866 




*Wells,  Robt 1872 

L.  M.  1872 

Wells,  Jas.  S 1872 

Welsh,  JohnM 1874 

Wemple,  Henry  Y 1899 

West,  Charles 1894 

Weston,  R 1848 

♦Weston,  Geo.  T 1911 

*Wey,  H.  F.  G 1900 

Weyman,  Abner 1822 

Weyman,  Wm 1822 

C.  C.  1824-25 
C.  A.  1826-27 

Whale,  Thos 1816 

Wharton,  W.  B 1866 

Wharton,  John  R 1866 

Wheeler,  Gervaise 1856 

Wheeley,  John 1817 

Steward  1824 

Whiffen,  Thos 1889 

Whitaker,  E.  G 1905 

White,  Henry 1789 

Steward  1799-1805 

♦White,  Francis  F 1905 

♦White,  E.  H 1909 

White,  W.  W 1899 

♦Whitehead,  John  W 1910 

Whitehouse,  Jas 1805 

Steward  1820 

Whitehouse,  Edward 1835 

♦Whitelaw,  Aubrey  G 1909 

Whitman,  Eben 1874 

♦Whitman,  Clarence 1894 

C.  A.  1903-04 
E.  C.  1905-07 

♦Whitman,  Mortimer  W 1911 

Whitney,  Francis  W 1865 

♦Whitridge,  F.  W 1907 

♦Whyte,  Wm.  DeB 1910 

Wickham,  Wm 1789 

Widner,  Wm 1811 

Wiggin,  Augustus 1858 

Wiggin,  Fred 1859 

♦Wigglesworth,  Henry 1908 

Wigham,  Isaac 1809 


Wigham,  Geo.  H 1910 

Wignal,  Thos 1789 

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with  the  Act  of  Incorporation 

I  hereby  certify  that  the  within  is  a  correct  copy  of  the  Constitution  of  the  St.  George's 
Society  of  New  York,  as  adopted  February  4,  1836;  revised  January  11,  1869 
January  11,  1875,  January  10,  1877,  April  10,  1878,  January  10,  1880,  January 
11,  1886,  January  23,  1895,  January  23, 1897,  October  23,  1903.  Amended  January 
23,  1906,  January  24,  1910. 


New  York,  January  23,  1913. 


The  Author  of  our  Being  intended  man  for  Society  and  impressed  him  with 
principles  of  a  social  nature.  A  disposition  to  benevolence  is  implanted  in  his 
heart,  which,  unless  eradicated  by  the  prejudice  of  education,  will  extend  itself  in 
such  a  manner  as  to  comprehend  the  whole  human  race.  This  amiable  disposi- 
tion, however,  cannot  be  exerted  in  an  equal  degree  toward  mankind,  Our 
families,  our  friends  and  our  countrymen  have  claims  upon  our  affections  prior 
in  order  and  superior  in  strength  to  those  resulting  merely  from  our  common 

Even  in  particular  societies,  besides  the  ties  of  friendship  and  family,  there  will 
exist  other  circumstances  by  which  individuals  find  themselves  connected  with 
each  other  more  intimately  than  with  the  rest  of  their  fellow  citizens.  Thus  the 
graduates  of  a  particular  university  or  the  natives  of  a  particular  province  consider 
themselves  in  all  countries  as  bound  to  each  other  by  a  more  immediate  relation 
than  that  in  which  they  stand  to  others  of  the  community. 

In  a  country  like  North  America,  the  inhabitants  of  which  derive  their  origin 
from  different  parts  of  Europe,  it  is  not  surprising  that  these  observations  should 
emphatically  apply. 


Though  now  blended  in  one  political  body,  they  are  still  distinguished  by  the 
races  from  which  they  sprang;  and  foi  the  most  part  look  back  to  England,  Scotland 
or  Ireland  as  the  country  of  their  ancestors.  Hence  have  arisen  societies,  by  names 
peculiarly  adapted  to  each  country  and  these,  so  far  from  prejudicing,  do  truly 
promote  the  general  interests  of  humanity  by  directing  the  attention  to  particular 
objects ;  many  acts  of  the  most  beneficial  charity  have  originated  with  these  institu- 
tions which  have  their  use  in  various  ways. 

Besides  other  good  effects,  they  may  afford  counsel  and  assistance  to  sti angers 
upon  their  arrival  and  by  leading  them  to  prosperity  may  encourage  the 
emigration  of  others,  to  the  benefit  of  the  individuals  and  the  ultimate  aggrandize- 
ment of  their  adopted  country. 

Such  being  the  tendency  and  nature  of  these  societies  in  general,  which  cannot 
be  considered  as  otherwise  than  truly  laudable,  the  resolution  has  been  formed 
by  a  number  of  inhabitants  of  this  city,  themselves  natives  of  England  or  the  imme- 
diate descendants  of  Englishmen,  to  establish  themselves  as  a  Society  and  to  be 
subject  to  the  following  rules  for  the  government  thereof: 

New  York,  January,  1786. 

Act  of  Incorporation,  Laws  of  the  State  of  New  York, 
1838.  Chapter  97  .  .  .An  Act  to  Incorporate 
the  St.  George's  Society  of  the  City  of  New  York, 
Passed  March  23,  1838. 

The  People  of  the  State  of  New  York,  represented  in  Senate  and  Assembly,  do  enact 
as  follows: 

Section  1.  Anthony  Barclay,  Joseph  Fowler,  Charles  Edwards,  Rev.  Manton 
Eastburn,  and  such  other  persons  as  now  are  or  may  hereafter  become  associated 
with  them,  are  hereby  constituted  a  body  corporate,  by  the  name  of  the  "St. 
George's  Society  of  New  York." 

Section  2.  The  objects  of  said  society  are  benevolent,  and  to  afford  relief  to 
indigent  natives  of  England,  and  their  wives  and  children. 

Section  3.  The  Corporation  shall  have  power  to  make  bylaws,  rules  and 
regulations  for  the  admission  of  its  members  and  their  government,  the  election  of 
its  officers,  and  their  duties  and  government,  the  expelling  of  any  of  its  members 
for  not  obeying  its  laws,  and  for  the  safe  keeping  and  protection  of  its  property 
and  funds. 

Section  4.  The  said  Corporation  may  purchase  and  hold  real  and  personal 
estate,  but  the  annual  income  of  the  said  real  and  personal  estate  which  the  said 
Corporation  may  at  any  one  time  hold,  shall  not  exceed  five  thousand  dollars. 

Section  5.  The  said  Corporation  shall  possess  the  general  powers,  and  be 
subject  to  the  general  restrictions  and  liabilities  prescribed  in  third  title  of  the 
eighteenth  chapter  of  the  first  part  of  the  Revised  Statutes. 



Constitution  of  the  St.  George's  Society  of  New  York 

Adopted  February  4,  1936. 

Revised  January  11,  1869 
11,  1875 

10,  1877 
April  10,  1878 

January  10,  1880 

11,  1886 
23,  1895 
23,  1897 

"       October  23,  1903 
Amended  January  23,  1905 

23,  1906 

24,  1910 


The  title  of  this  Society  shall  be  the  "St.  George's  Society        Title  and 
of  New  York,"  and  its  object  shall  be  to  afford  relief  and         objects  of 
advice  to  indigent  natives  of  England  and  the  British  Colonies,       the  Society 
or  to  their  wives,  widows  or  children  in  the  cities  of  New  Yoik 
and  Brooklyn,  and  to  piomote  social  intercourse  amongst  its 
members.     The  property  and  income  of  the  Society  can  only  be 
expended  in  charity. 


Section  1.     The  following  persons  may  be  admitted  members      Of  Members 
of  this  Society: 

A  native  of  England. 

A  son  of  a  native. 

A  grandson  of  a  native. 

British  officers  and  their  sons,  wherever  born. 

Natives  of  any  of  the  colonies,  territories  or  dependencies  of 
Great  Britain. 

Section  2.     No  person  shall  be  admitted  a  member  of  this        Modes  of 
Society,  unless  elected  by  the  Executive  Committee,  his  name         Election 
properly  proposed  and  seconded,  having  been  submitted  to  the 
Executive  Committee  at  a  meeting  previous  to  his  election ;  and, 
if  elected,  his  name  shall  not  appear  upon  the  roll  unless  he  has 
complied  with  the  terms  of  Section  3. 

Section  3.     Every    member    shall    pay    to    the    Treasurer    Admission  Fee 
an  annual  subscription  of  Ten  Dollars.     But  upon  the  pay-      and  Annual 
ment  by  any  member  of  a  sum  at  any  one  time,  not  less  than      Subscription 



Of  Life  Members 

and  how 


Annual  Sub- 
payable  23d 
of  April 


of  Absent 




Order  and 

must  be 

of  Rules 

One  Hundred  Dollars,  the  same  shall  be  accepted  in  lieu  of 
any  further  fee,  subscription  or  contribution,  and  he  shall 
thereafter  be  considered  as  a  Life  Member. 

Section  4.  The  annual  subscription  shall  be  considered  due 
and  payable,  on  the  23rd  day  of  April,  in  every  year,  and  if  any 
member  shall  neglect  to  pay  his  subscription  fo(  more  than  one 
year,  the  Treasurer  shall  notify  such  delinquent  that  his  narre 
will  be  reported  to  the  Society  at  the  next  meeting,  and  such 
person,  unless  he  pays  his  dues,  shall  thereafter  be  considered 
as  having  forfeited  his  membership;  and  shall  be  stricken  from 
the  roll. 

Section  5.  Any  member  being  absent  more  than  a  year 
at  any  one  time,  may,  if  he  think  fit,  decline  paying  his  subscrip- 
tion for  the  period  he  has  been  absent;  and  on  his  stating  in 
writing  to  the  Treasurer  the  time  of  his  absence,  the  charge 
standing  against  him  in  the  Treasurer's  book  shall  be  modified 
or  annulled  accordingly;  or  if  he  cease  to  reside  in  the  city,  shall, 
if  he  so  elect,  upon  notice  to  one  of  the  Secretaries,  in  writing, 
become  an  associate  member;  provided  always  that  the  dues  of 
said  membei  shall  not  be  in  arrears. 

Section  6.  No  member  shall  take  his  seat  or  be  entitled  to 
vote  until  he  shall  have  paid  his  dues. 

Section  7.  Honorary  members  shall  be  such  persons  as  this 
Society  shall  from  time  to  time  elect,  but  no  person  shall  be 
elected  an  honorary  member  except  as  provided  by  Section  2. 

Section  8.  At  every  stated  meeting  the  minutes  of  the  pre- 
ceding meeting  shall  be  read,  and  those  parts  which  are  not 
objected  to  shall  stand  confirmed.  To  preserve  order  and 
expedite  the  business  of  the  Society,  every  member  who  may 
have  proposals  to  make  or  observations  to  offer  upon  any  proposi- 
tions, shall  rise  and  address  the  President;  and  no  person  shall 
interrupt  another  while  speaking,  if  the  speaker  be  in  order. 

Section  9.  Any  member  wishing  to  resign,  shall  send  in  his 
resignation  in  writing  to  one  of  the  Secretaries,  who  shall  notify 
the  Treasurer  of  the  same;  and  such  resignation  shall  have  effect 
from  the  time  the  member  shall  so  send  it  to  the  Secretary, 
provided  the  amount  of  dues  for  which  said  member  may  have 
been  in  arrears  be  paid  up. 

Section  10.  The  members  of  this  Society  shall  faithfully 
observe  and  conform  to  all  the  rules  and  regulations  that  shall 
be  made  by  the  Society,  and  entered  on  the  books  thereof,  on 
pain  of  dismissal,  and  having  their  names  erased  from  the  list 
of  members. 



Section  11.  In  case  of  any  non-observance  of  the  rules 
referred  to  in  the  preceding  Section — and  of  a  charge  being  made 
at  any  meeting  against  a  member  to  that  effect — a  special  com- 
mittee shall  be  appointed  to  investigate  the  same,  and  to  report 
thereon  at  the  following  meeting;  and  then,  if  a  majority  of  all 
the  members  present  shall  vote  for  expulsion  of  the  member,  his 
name  shall  be  erased,  and  he  shall  never  afterwards  be  admitted 
to  attend  any  meeting  of  the  Society,  unless  again  elected  by 
ballot  as  in  the  first  instance. 



Section  1.    The  Society  shall  meet  twice  in  every  year,  to  Stated 

wit:     On  the  twenty-third  days  of  the  months  of  January  and        Meetings 
October  respectively,  and  shall  dine  together  on  St.  George's  day. 

Any  of  these  appointed  meetings  falling  on  Sunday  the  same      Anniversary 
shall  be  held  on  the  day  following.  Dinner 

At  all  meetings  the  following  shall  be  the  order  of  business: 

Calling  the  roll.  Order  of 

Reading  the  minutes  of  the  previous  meeting.  Business 

Reports  of  Officers. 

Reports  of  Committees. 

Unfinished  business. 

New  business. 

Election  of  Officers. 


Section  2.  At  the  January  meeting,  the  Treasurer,  Secre 
taries  and  Standing  Committees  shall  present  their  annual 

Section  3.     At  the  October  meeting,  preparatory  measures      Preparatory 
shall  be  adopted  to  provide  suitable  candidates  for  each  of  the         measures 
offices,  as  hereinafter  mentioned ;  and  the  members  at  this  meet-        at  October 
ing  shall  elect  a  committee  of  three  who  shall  be  prepared  at  the         Meeting 
stated  meeting  on  the  twenty-third  day  of  January,  to  submit  a 
list  of  candidates  to  the  consideration  of  the  Society,  having  first 
ascertained  that  the  person  named  will  be  willing  to  serve,  if 
elected.     Said  list  to  be  posted  on  the  bulletin  board  in  the 
offices  of  the  Society  not  less  than  twenty-five  days  before  the 
Annual  Meeting  and  mailed  at  least  twenty  days  before  the  date 
of  said  meeting. 

Should  there  be  no  quorum  formed  at  the  October  meeting, 
then  a  special  meeting  shall  be  called  by  the  President,  or  Vice- 
President,  for  as  early  a  day  afterwards  as  may  be  practicable, 
for  the  purpose  of  adopting  the  preparatory  measures  of 



and  Mode 
of  Election 


to  be  first 



power  and 



Treasurer' s 

No  names  shall  be  considered  at  said  Annual  Meeting  that 
have  not  been  posted  ten  days  and  mailed  to  members  seven 
days  before  date  of  said  meeting. 


Section  1.  A  President,  a  First  and  Second  Vice-President, 
a  Treasurer,  a  Secretary  and  Assistant  Secretary,  one  or  more 
Physicians  and  Chaplains,  an  Executive  Committee  and  a  Com- 
mittee of  Accounts  shall  be  elected  annually  at  the  stated  meet- 
ing on  the  twenty-third  day  of  January,  if  a  quorum  of  members 
can  then  be  formed,  and  if  not,  a  special  meeting  shall  be  called 
to  carry  this  election  into  effect.  All  officers  elected  shall  enter 
upon  their  duties  on  the  day  following  their  election.  The 
election  shall  be  by  ballot  and  a  plurality  of  votes  shall  decide. 
The  President  shall  be  the  first  chosen,  and  duly  announced  to 
the  meeting  by  the  presiding  officers.  Afterwards  the  rest  of  the 
officers  shall  be  balloted  for. 

Section  2.  The  President,  with  concurrence  of  the  Execu- 
tive Committee,  shall  appoint  the  place  for  holding  established 
meetings.  The  President  (or  in  his  absence  a  Vice-President) 
shall  have  the  power  to  call  special  meetings,  of  all  of  which  he 
shall  give  timely  notice  to  the  Secretary,  who  shall  give  at  least 
three  days'  notice  to  the  members,  naming  therein  the  object  of 
the  meeting,  its  time  and  place,  as  he  may  be  directed  to  do  by 
the  President. 

It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  President  to  provide  at  the  meetings, 
to  appoint  special  committees,  as  well  as  generally  to  superintend 
the  concerns  of  the  Society,  and  he  shall  be  ex-officio  member  of 
all  committees;  but  in  the  absence  of  the  President  at  any  meet- 
ing, then  the  First  Vice-President  shall  preside ;  or  in  case  of  his 
absence,  the  Second  Vice-President;  or,  he  being  absent,  one  of 
the  ex-Presidents;  or,  he  being  away,  the  Treasurer,  and  such 
persons  presiding  shall  exercise  the  same  authority  as  would  have 
appertained  to  the  President  if  personally  present. 

Section  3.  The  Vice-Presidents  shall  assist  the  President 
in  the  several  duties  that  devolve  upon  him,  and  be  ex-officio 
members  of  the  Executive  Committee. 

Section  4.  The  Treasurer  shall  have  the  custody  of  all  the 
moneys,  papers,  badges,  ornaments  and  effects  belonging  to  the 
Society  (except  the  book  of  minutes  and  other  documents  directed 
to  remain  with  the  Secretary) ,  and  he  shall  carefully  preserve  and 
keep  them.  His  accounts  shall  be  fairly  stated,  and  produced 
for  the  inspection  of  the  Committee  of  Accounts  whenever  called 
for,  and  be  exhibited  on  or  before  the  twentv-third  dav  of  Jan- 


uary  in  every  year,  signed  by  a  majority  of  the  Committee  of 
Accounts  and  countersigned  by  the  President.  The  Treasurer, 
on  leaving  office,  shall  deliver  to  his  successor  the  books,  papers 
and  other  effects  remaining  in  his  hands;  or  in  the  absence  of 
the  Treasurer  last  appointed,  the  same  shall  be  lodged  with  the 
President  until  he  shall  be  ready  to  enter  upon  his  duties. 

It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  Treasurer  to  honour  any  pay  drafts 
signed  by  two  members  of  the  Executive  Committee,  other  than 
himself,  provided  they  do  not  overdraw  the  amount  to  the  credit 
of  the  Charitable  Fund. 

He  shall  keep  an  account  of  the  fees  and  dues  that  accrue, 
and  shall  appoint  a  proper  and  discreet  person  to  collect  the 
same,  and  shall  allow  such  a  person  a  reasonable  compensation 

Section  5.  The  Secretary  shall  keep  a  fair  register  of  all 
proceedings,  orders,  rules  and  regulations  of  the  Society,  and 
shall  cause  the  same  to  be  entered  in  a  suitable  book  provided 
for  that  purpose,  a  duplicate  of  which  shall  be  lodged  with 
the  President.  If  a  motion  is  negatived  the  Secretary  is  not 
required  to  enter  it  in  the  book  of  minutes.  He  shall  have 
the  custody  of  all  the  records  and  journals  of  the  Society,  he 
shall  give  notice  to  the  members  of  all  meetings ;  he  shall  keep 
a  roll  of  the  members,  and  from  time  to  time  amend  and  keep 
up  the  same  as  circumstances  require;  he  shall  duly  notify 
members  of  their  election,  and  of  the  offices  to  which  they  may 
be  elected  and  of  the  special  and  other  committees  on  which 
they  may  be  appointed ;  he  shall  sign  such  cards  of  invitation  to 
the  Anniversary  Dinner  as  may  be  requested  of  him  by 
the  Executive  Committee. 

The  Assistant  Secretary  shall  aid  the  Secretary  in  the  execu- 
tion of  his  duties,  and  supply  his  place  when  absent. 

Section  6.  The  Physicians  shall  give  advice  and  assistance  to 
such  sick  or  maimed  persons  as  may  be  committed  to  their  care. 

Section  7.  The  Chaplains  shall  perform  the  religious 
duties  at  the  meetings  of  the  Society,  and  shall,  by  their  counsel 
and  advice,  promote  harmony  and  good  will  among  the  members. 
They  shall  also  visit  such  sick  and  distressed  persons  as  may  be 
recommended  to  their  attention  by  the  Executive  Committee  or 
by  the  President. 


Section  1.  The  Executive  Committee,  in  addition  to  the 
President,  First  and  Second  Vice-Presidents,  ex-Presidents,  the 
Treasurer  and  Secretaries,  shall  consist  of  nine  (9)  persons. 
Three  to  serve  one  year,  three  two  years,  and  three  three  years ; 
to  be  elected  at  the  annual  meeting  in  January,  1898,  and  there- 







after  three  new  members  shall  be  elected  at  each  annual  meeting 
to  serve  three  years,  no  outgoing  member  to  be  eligible  for  re- 
election until  one  year  has  elapsed.  These,  with  the  Committee 
of  Accounts  (to  consist  of  three)  shall  be  elected  at  the  Annual 
Meeting,  as  provided  in  Article  IV,  Section  1. 

Power  and  Section  2.     The   Executive   Committee   shall   organize    by 

duty  of  the  electing  a  Chairman  and  Secretary,  and  five  shall  be  the  quorum 
Executive  of  this  Committee;  they  shall  keep  a  book  of  minutes  of  their 
Committee  proceedings  and  in  all  questions  relative  to  the  payment  of  any 
sums  of  money  belonging  to  this  Society,  the  ayes  and  nays  shall 
be  taken  and  recorded  therein. 

The  Executive  Committee  shall  adminster  the  charitable  funds, 
devise  and  suggest  such  measures  as  may  promote  the  welfare 
and  usefulness  of  the  Society ;  employ,  when  necessary,  counsel 
for  the  protection  of  emigrants;  engage  a  suitable  almoner,  at 
such  rate  of  compensation  as  the  majority  of  the  Committee 
may  authorize ;  hire  such  room  or  rooms  as  may  be  necessary  for 
properly  conducting  the  business  of  the  Society;  require  the 
almoner  to  investigate  any  case  of  distress  that  may  be  brought 
to  their  notice,  and  decide  upon  the  amount  of  relief  he  may 
grant  to  such  as  may  be  found  deserving,  provided,  always,  that 
no  larger  amount  than  Fifty  Dollars  per  annum  shall  be  allowed 
by  the  Committee  to  any  one  person  or  family. 

The  Executive  Committee  shall  issue  orders  upon  the  Treas- 
urer for  such  sums  of  money  as  the  funds  of  the  Society  may 
warrant  being  employed  for  charitable  purposes. 

Section  3.  The  Executive  Committee  shall  make  and  carry 
out  the  necessary  arrangements  for  the  Anniversary  Dinner  on 
St.  George's  Day. 

Power  and  duty      Section  4.     It  shall  be  the  duty  of  the  Committee  of  Ac- 

ofthe  Committee  counts  to  audit  those  of  the  Treasurer,  and  to  confer  with  him 

of  Accounts      respecting  delinquents,  etc.,  and  they  shall,  with  the  concurrence 

of  the  President  and  Treasurer,  direct  the  Treasurer  to  invest 

The  joint  names  in  the  joint  names  of  the  President,  Treasurer,  and  Secretary, 

in  which  funds   for  the  time  being,  such  security  as  they  may  jointly  approve, 

are  to  be  in-      all  moneys  belonging  to  the  Permanent  Fund;  and  the  Com- 

vested  mittee,  with  the  concurrence  of  the  officers  of  aforesaid,  shall 

direct  the  Treasurer  to  sell  out  such  portion  of  these  invest- 

Power  to  sell     ments  as  they  may  deem  it  prudent  to  realize,  and  to  re-invest 

out  and  reinvest  the  proceeds  in  such  other  securities  as  they  may  jointly  determine 

upon  as  safe  and  desirable. 


Funds  of  Section  1.     The  distributable  funds  of  the  Society  are  to 

the  Society       consist  of,  and  be  derived  from,  initiation  fees,  the  annual  sub- 



scriptions  of  the  members,  and  from  the  interest  of  such 
securities  as  form  and  become  the  permanent  stock  of  the 

Section  2.     All  gifts  from  life  members,  and  all  donations  or       Permanent 
bequests  to  the  Society  from  other  individuals  shall  be  vested  in  Fund 

some  permanent  fund  (unless  the  same  are  specified  as  being 
for  the  Charitable  Fund),  the  interest  only  of  which  shall  be 
placed  among  the  distributable  funds  for  charity;  and  no  funds 
of  the  Society  shall  ever  be  paid  out  or  used  save  for  strictly        Charitable 
charitable  purposes.  Fund 


Section  1.     A  majority  of  votes  shall  decide  every  question,  Votes 

except  on  a  motion  to  annul  or  alter  any  of  the  rules  of  the  and  Voting 
Society,  in  which  case  the  votes  of  three-fourths  of  the  members 
present  shall  be  requisite — the  presiding  officer  to  vote  if  he 
thinks  fit.  No  number  under  twenty-one  shall  constitute  a 
meeting  for  the  purpose  of  making  or  altering  this  Constitution 
oi  any  Rules  or  By-Laws  of  this  Society ;  but  for  the  transaction 
of  all  other  business  nine  shall  form  a  quorum. 

Section  2.     In  case  of  any  office  of    the  Society  becoming 
vacant  the  same  shall  be  filled  by  the   President,  with  the  con-  Notice 

currence  of  the  Executive  Committee.  required  for 

Section  3.     No  alterations  shall  be  made  in  this  Constitu-  alteration  of 

tion  unless  such  alteration  shall  have  been  proposed  at  a  previous  Constitution 
meeting  of  the  Society. 


This  Constitution  shall  go  into  force  immediately,  and  all  articles,  clauses  and 
ordinances  not  embraced  in  the  present  Constitution  are  hereby  abrogated. 

tform  of  TBequegt 

A   Provision  in  the  following  form  may  be  made 
in  any  will  bequeathing  money  to  the  Society  for  the 

purposes  of  the  Corporation. 

/  give  andbequeath  unto  ST.  GEORGE'S  SOCIETY 
OF  NEW  YORK,  a  Corporation  created  by  an  Act  of 
the  Legislature  of  the  State  of  New  York,  the  sum  of 



[Facsimile  of  original,  presented  by  Mr.  J.  H.  V.  Cockcroft  to 
the  Society.] 


O    F      T    H    E 


O    F 




NEW-YORK:   PRINTED   BY    J.  M'LEAN,  &  CO. 




J.  HE  Author  of  our  Being  intended  Man  for 
Society,  and  has  imprefled  him  with  Principles 
x>f  a  iocial  Nature. — A  Difpofition  to  Benevo- 
lence is  implanted  in  his  Heart;  and,  unlefs 
eradicated  by  the  prejudices  of  Education,  will 
extend  itfelf  in  fuch  a  Manner  as  to  comprehend 
the  Human  Race. 

The  FfTe&s  of  this  amiable  Difpofition  can- 
not, however,  be  exerted  in  the  fame  Manner 
towards  all  mankind :  our  Family,  our  Friends 
A  2  and 


C    !»    ] 

and  our  Countrymen  have  Claims  upon  our 
Affections,  prior  in  Order  and  fuperior  in 
Strength  to  thofe  that  remit  merely  from  our 
common  Nature. 

Even  in  particular  Societies,  befides  the  Ties 
of  Friendfhip  and  Family,  other  Circumftances 
will  exift  by  which  Individuals  find  themfelves 
more  intimately  connected  with  each  other,  than 
with  the  reft  of  their  fellow  Citizens. — Thus  the 
Graduates  of  a  particular  Univerfity,  or  the  Na- 
tives of  a  particular  Province,  confider  them- 
felves, in  all  Countries,  as  bound  to  each  other 
by  a  more  immediate  Relation  than  that  in 
which  they  (land  to  others  of  the  Community. 

In  a  country  like  North-America,  the  Inhabi- 
tants of  which  have  derived  their  Origin  from 
different  Parts  of  Europe,  it  is  not  furprifing  that 
they  mould  be  attentive  to  that  Circumftance. 

Though  now  blended  in  one  political  Body, 
they  are  (till  diftinguifhed  by  the  Places  from 
which  they  fprang,  and  look  back  to  England, 
Scotland  or  Ireland  as  the  Country  of  their 

Hence  have  arifen  Societies,  diftinguifhed  by 
Names  peculiarly  adapted  to  each  Country;  and 
fo  far  from  prejudicing,  they  promote. the  general 



[  v  ] 

Interefts  of  Humanity,  by  directing  and  fixing 
the  Attention  to  particular  Objects* 

Many  Acts  of  the  moft  beneficial  Charity 
have  owed  their  Exiflence  to  thefe  Societies: — 
And  Merit  in  Diftrefs  might  frequently  have 
pafTed  unnoticed,  if  there  had  not  been  a  Body, 
to  whom  it  could  make  Application  with  Con- 
fidence of  Succefs. 

Even  in  a  political  View,  confidering  this 
Country  as  deriving  infinite  Benefit  from  the 
emigration  of  Foreigners,  thefe  Societies  have 
their  L  fe.— They  may  afford  Counfel  and  Aflifl- 
ance  to  Strangers  upon  their  firft  Arrival*  and 
by  leading  them  to  Profperity  encourage  the 
Emigration  of  others. 

Such  being  the  Tendency  and  Nature  of 
thefe  Societies  in  general — the  Subfcribers  con- 
fider  them  as  truly  laudable,  and  being  all 
either  Natives  of  England  or  Defcendants  of 
Englishmen,  have  agreed  to  form  themfelves 
into  a  Society,  and  be  fubjed  to  the  follow- 
ing Rules  for  the  good  Government  thereof. 



OF        THE 

O    F 

SL       G  E  O  R  G  E. 


R    U    L    E      L 

HAT  this  Society  be  called  the  SOCIETT 
cf  ST.  GEORGE,  eftablifhed  at  New-York 
for  the  Purpofe  of  relieving  their  Brethren  in 

RULE      II. 

That  no  Perfon  who  is  not  an  Englifliman, 
or  the  Defcendant  of  an  Englifliman,  fhall  be 
admitted  a  Member  of  this  Society. 



(     8     ) 

RULE      III. 

That  no  Perfon  (hall  be  admitted  a  Member 
of  this  Society  unlefs  chofen  by  Ballot,  and  no 
one  (hall  be  balloted  for  unlefs  he  is  nominated 
at  a  Meeting  previous  to  a  Baflot  being  held, 
(excepting  honorary  Members  who  maybe  pro- 
pofe.d  and  elected  at  "the  fame  Meeting).  That 
no  Election  fhall  be  held  unlefs  twenty-four 
Members  be  prefent,  and  no  Perfon  fhall  be  ad- 
mitted a  Member  unlefs  he  be  chofen  by  three- 
fourths  ofahe  Members  prefent. 

RULE       IV. 

That  the  Society  fhall  meet  four  Times 
every  Year,  to  wit,  on  the  23d  Day  of  January, 
on  the  23d  Day  of  April,  on  the  23d  Day  of 
July  and  on  the  23d  Day  of  O&ober.  That  the 
Society  fhall  Dine  together  on  St.  George's 
Day,  and  that  the  other  Meetings  fhall  be  if! 
the  Evenings. 

RULE        V. 

That  a  Prefident,  Vice  Prefident,  Treafurer, 
Secretary,  four  Stewards  and  a  Charitable  .Com- 
mittee, to  confift  of  feven,  fhall  be  appointed 
annually  (the  fame  Officers  who  ferved  the  pre- 
ceding Year  may  be  re-choferi) ;  and  that  the 
23d  Day  of  January  fhall  **#±tof*  be  the  Day 
of -Election. 



C      9      ) 

RULE        VI. 

That  every  Member  (hall  pay  an  annual 
Subfcription  of  Thirty  Shi/lings  to  the  Treafury, 
on  or  before  the  firft  Day  of  April.  And  every 
Member  neglecting  to  pay  his  Subfcription,  (hall 
no  longer  be  efteemed  a  Member  of  the  Society, 
unlefs  he  be  re-elected  by  Ballot. 

RULE        VII. 

That  the  Charitable  Committee  mall,  with 
the  confent  of  the  Prefident,  Vice  Prefident  and 
Treafurer,  or  any  two  of  them,  diftribute  any 
Sum  or  Sums  in  Charities  between  the  Times  of 
Quarterly  or  Special  Meetings,  provided  fuch 
Diftribution  does  not  in  the  whole  exceed  one 
Fourth  of  the  annual  Funds  of  the  Society. 

RULE        VIII. 

That  every  Member  abfenting  himlelf  from 
the  annual  Dinner,  fhall  pay  to  the  TrcafureT 
Ten  Shi/lings  as  a  Fine  for  fuch  Abfence,  and 
Four  Shillings  for  abfenting  himfelf  from  the 
Quarterly  Meetings,  unlefs  prevented  by  Sick- 

RULE         IX. 

That  no  Refident  of  this  City  who  is  eligible 
to  be  a  Member  of  this  Society  fhall  be  admitted 
as  a  Vifitor. 



(     io     ) 

RULE        X. 

That  a  majority  of  Votes  (hall  decide  every 
Queftion  (the  Chairman  to  have  a  calling  Vote) 
except  to  annul  or  alter  any  former  Rules  ;  in 
which  cafe  three-fourths  fhall  be  requifite.  1  hat 
no  Number  under  twenty-four  fhall  conftitute  a 
Meeting  for  the  Purpofe  of  making  or  altering 

RULE        XL 

That  the  Prefident,  Vice  Prefident  and  Offi- 
cers fhall  have  Power  to  call  Special  Meetings, 
on  giving  three  Days  Notice  to  every  Member 
rending  in  this  City  of  fuch  Meeting  and  the 
Bufmefs.  And  as  great  Inconvenience  may  re- 
fult  from  Members  not  attending  Special  Meet- 
ings, any  Member  neglecting  to  attend  any 
Special  Meeting  that  may  be  called,  fhall  pay 
a  Fine  of  Four  Shillings  towards  the  Charitable 
Fund,  unlefs  prevented  by  Sicknefs. 

RULE        XII. 

That  any  non  Refident,  being  an  Englifh- 
man  or  the  Defcendent  of  an  Englifhman,  who 
may  apply  to  become  an  Honorary  Member  of 
the  Society,  may  be  propofed  and  admitted 
agreeable  to  the  Rules  of  the  Society,  on  pay- 
ing Forty  Shillings  to  be  applied  to  the  Chari- 
table Fund. 



(  "  1 

OF       THE 


O    F      T    H    E 

Society  of  St.  George, 


A  Bache,  Theophylaft 

Atkinfon,  Francis  Berry,  John 

Appleby,  George  Bayley,  Richard 

Anderfon,  Samuel  Barrow,  Thomas 

Allingham,  Chiles  ^^^t^f 


B  Corp,  Samuel 

Banyar,  Goldfborow       Cafey,  James 



(       12      ) 

Cockle,  Frederick 
Chapman,  Henry* 

<^A&ttA&rf  ,//rfr 


Dewhurft,  John*" 
Dale,  Robert 
^-Bickinfon,  Gilchrift 

Evers,  John 
Ellis,  John 
Evening,  Abraham 
Elmes,  Thomas  rf 
Evans,  Charles  *>fe^ 
Elam,  Samuel* 



Harifon,  Richard 
Hamerfley,  Andrew 

1    ^ 

Johnfon,  James  *&* 



C    13    ) 

'ttt^yen-  R^J^**"**-  Maule,  Thomas 
Ketland,  Thomas*      '"jM'Kinnon,  Daniel 
Kirkman,  Samuel*^**     u  y/,*ni 

Kirkman,  John  Jimxwe&.W.^'" 

Nafli,  Henry 


Laight,  William 
Ludlow,  Gabriel  Wil- 

Ham  ° 

Ludlow,  Carey 
Ludlow,  Daniel 
Ludlow,  William 
Ludlow,  Ceorge 
Lucas,  David* 

j  Parfons,  William 

Moore,  Rev.  Mr. 
Morewood,  Gilbert 

O*1or~lo  AL^6**-/?< 


(    14   ) 

Randall,  QtfLutm* 
Randall,  Paul  Robert 
Rowlett,  William 


Taylor,  John 
Thompfon,  John 
Tucker,  Daniel 
Thurman,  John 
Thomas,  William 
Thomas,  Francis 

Rofton,  Edward  King  Q&fi/^jfr** 

Rivmgton,  James  ***"!      j        »j 

Roberts,  Michael  u 

Roberts,  Thomas 

$C*t*.  <7**m.-*r     Venning,  William* 

Seton,  William 

Smith,  Richard 

Staples,  U%t^f^{/^Uc^rr^ 

Snaith,  John 

Startin,  Charles 

Shaw,  John  Charles  W 

Sadler,  John  Waddington,  Jolhua 

^    ^+*&e,^t#"      Waddington,  Henry* 
^^rwr^T^  •  Walton,  William 

<Unt*£.  ^n^**<,^u^Walton,  Gerard 

^<*fXfJZ~rr>~>  WilkeS> 



(     *5    ) 

"Wilkes,  John  Y 

Wilkes,  Charles  Young,  "William 

"Williams,  William  Yates,  Lawrance  Reade 

"Wilfon,  Richard*  Yates,  Adolphus. 

•0  Thofe  ivhofe Names  are  marked  with  a  Star, 
are  Honor  ary  Members, 





Date                                                     Name  Amount 

1837    Donation  of  James  Boorman $500 .00 

1837  Money  raised  by  members  under  the  conditions  of  Mr.  Boorman's 

gift 1,100 .00 

1838  Money  collected  by  St.  George's  Special  Fund  Committee..  .  .  1,658.00 

1838  Donation  of  Thos.  E.  Davies 100. 00 

1 839  Proceeds  from  a  Charity  Concert  in  aid  of  the  Society's  funds ....  250 .  00 

1840  Proceeds  of  Charity  Concert  at  which  Braham,  the  great  singer, 

gave  his  services 1,300 .00 

1841  Proceeds  of  Charity  Ball  in  honour  of  birth  of  Prince  of  Wales .  .  700 .00 
1845     Gift  of  Queen  Victoria's  Portrait. 

1848  Collection  at  special  service  in  Trinity  Church  on  behalf  of  the 

Funds  of  the  Society Ill  .60 

1849  Proceeds  of  Charity  Concert 567 .  17 

1849    Proceeds  of  Concert  at  which  Mrs.  Fanny  Kemble  gave  her  ser- 
vices   1,651 .09 

1853    Gift  of  Burial  Plot  in  Cypress  Hills  Cemetery.     The  gift  of 

William  Miles,  Esq.,  President  of  St.  David's  Society. 

1855     Money  collected  by  special  appeal  to  the  members 2,015  .00 

1855  Half  share  in  Thackeray's  Farewell  Lecture 283 .00 

1856  Donation  of  John  Rogers,  Esq.,  of  Sheffield,  England 120.00 

1857  Donation  from  Ebbw  Vale  Company,  England 500 .00 

1858  Proceeds  of   Concert  at  which    Mrs.  Fanny   Kemble  gave  her 

famous  reading  of  "Hamlet" 785  .  18 

1865     Donation  of  Henry  Eyre,  Esq.,  President  of  St.  George's  Society.  5,000 .00 
1865     Subscriptions  raised  on  the  condition  of  Mr.  Eyre's  gift: 

James  Boorman 500 .  00 

T.  B.  Gunning 500.00 

Robt.  W.  Russell 500.00 

Edward  Walker 500 .00 

Royal  Insurance  Co 500 .00 

Thos.  D.  Middleton 300.00 

Sir  Edward  Cunard 250 .00 

Chas.  C.  Gostenhofer 250 .00 

Arthur  E.  P.  Phillips 250.00 



1865     Subscriptions  raised  on  the  condition  of  Mr.  Eyre's  gift:  (Cont'd) 

Mrs.  Geo.  S.  Rainsford 250 .00 

Messrs.  William  Jessup  &  Sons 250 .00 

E.  F.  Sanderson 250 .00 

Geo.  W.  Taylor 250 .00 

Samuel  Clapham 200 .00 

Thomas  Charles  Baring 150 .00 

Messrs.  John  Sykes,  Jr.  &  Co 150 .00 

Charles  Clifton 150 .00 

John  Sykes,  Jr 150 .00 

E.  M.  Archibald 100 .00 

Edward  Blackburn 100 .00 

Aaron  Arnold 100.00 

John  Haigh,  Jr 1C0 .00 

Edward  T.  Christianson 100.00 

George  Moke 100 .00 

Wm.  H.  Morrell 100 .00 

Orville  Odde 100.00 

William  C.  Pickersgill 100 .00 

Richard  P.  Rundle 100 .00 

Henry  Rudge 100 .00 

Benjamin  B.  Tilt 100 .00 

Thomas  A.  Vyse,  Jr 100.00 

Joseph  Walker 100 .00 

John  T.  Walker 100 .00 

Alfred  Waller 100 .00 

Robert  Waller 100 .00 

William  Young 100 .00 

Liv.  Lond.  &  Globe  Insurance  Co 100 .00 

1880     Gift  of  Jas.  R.  Keene  in  aid  of  the  charitable  work  of  the 

Society 500. 00 

1886     The  following  is  a  list  of  the  principal  subscribers  to  the  Centen- 
nial Fund: 

Edward  Hill 2,500.00 

Executors  of  Edward  Hill 2,500 .00 

Edward  Blackburn 2,000 .00 

Henry  W.  O.  Edye 250 .00 

A.  D.  Shepard 150 .00 

E.  F.  Beddall 100.00 

Thomas  B.  Bowring 100 .00 

Benjamin  L.  Brigg 100 .00 

James  M.  Constable 100 .00 

R.  J.  Cortis 100.00 

R.  Fleming  Crooks 100.00 

Thomas    Garner 100.00 

C.  T.  Gostenhofer 100 .00 




The  following  is  a  list  of  the  principal  subscribers  to  the  Centen- 
nial Fund:  (Cont'd) 

Timothy  Hogan 100 .00 

F.  W.  J.  Hurst 100.00 

James  N.  Jarvie 100.00 

Geo.  T.  Knight 100.00 

George  Legg 100 .00 

Alexander  Nicoll 100 .00 

John  Orpe 100.00 

Edward  Perry 100 .00 

B.  Richardson 100.00 

F.  S.  Smithers 100.00 

John  T.  Walker 100.00 

Erastus  Wiman 100 .00 

Other  subscriptions 840 .  00 

Bequest  of  William  Skinner,  Esq $1,000 .00 

Donation  from  Geo.  A.  Hearn,  Esq 500 .00 

Annual  Grant  from  "The  Havens  Relief  Fund  Society" 250 .00 

Principal  Subscribers  to  Contingent  Fund 

Crooks,  R.  Fleming, 

"In  Memoriam  J.T.A.C."  $5,000 .00 

Hill,  Edwaid 1,300.00 

Jaffray,  E.  S 1,300.00 

Francklyn,  C.  G 1,250 .00 

Hurst,  F.  W.  J 1,050 .00 

Pellew,  H.  E 1,035 .00 

White  Star  Line 900 .00 

Power,  W.  H 900.00 

Gostenhofer,  C.  F 650 .00 

Archibald,  E.  M 600 .00 

Carey,  John,  Jr 600 .00 

Dale,  J.  G 550.00 

Richardson,  B 500 .00 

Moulson,  John 450 .00 

National  S.  S.  Co 450 .00 

List  of  Almoners 

John  Mackie 1842-1844 

Charles  H.  Webb 1844-1867 

E.  W.  Canning 1867-1868 

Rev.  Frederick  Sill  (Honor- 
ary)   1868-1869 

James  W.  Munroe 1869-1877 

Joint  Almoner  for  St.  George's  and 
St.  Andrew's  Societies. 

J.  Hatch 1877-1878 

Wm.  Graham 1878-1883 

J.  D.  O.  Hutchins 1883  

C.  Nevill  Crozier 1883-1898 

J.  R.  Couper 1898-1899 

Scott  H.  Gilbert 1899-1902 

Jas.  Bingham 1902-1903 

L.  D.  Langley 1903- 

The  Places  of  the  Banquets 


1770-1771  Bolton's 


Dinner  omitted  (Distress  in 

1772            Unknown 

the  old  country). 

1773-1774  Hull's  Tavern 

1848-1849  City  Hotel 

1775-1777  Unknown 

1850-1854  Astor  House 

1778            Hick's  Long  Room 


1856  Metropolitan  Hotel 

1779            Unknown 


Delmonico's  (14th  Street) 

1780            Mr.   Strachan's  Queen's 


Metropolitan  Hotel 

Head  Tavern 


Astor  House 

1781            Mr.  Amory's  Tavern 


Delmonico's  (14th  Street) 

1782             Unknown 


St.  Nicholas  Hotel 

1783-1786  Banquets  not  held  (Revolu- 

1862-1864 Dinner  omitted  (Civil  War). 

tionary  War). 


Dinner   omitted    (Death   of 

1787-1822  Unknown 


1823-1831  Bank  Coffee  House 


Everett  House 

1832            City  Hotel 


Delmonico's  (14th  Street) 

1833-1834  Webb's  Congress  Hall 


Dinner     omitted     (Political 

1835            City  Hotel 


1836            Niblo's  Saloon 

1869-1906  Delmonico's     (14th,     26th, 

1837            Globe  Hotel 

and  44th  Streets) 

1838             Cailton  House 


1911  Waldorf-Astoria 

1839-1842  City  Hotel 


Dinner  omitted  (Titanic  dis- 

1843-1845 Astor  House 


1846            City  Hotel 




Permanent  Fund 



Jan.  10,  1826,  5  shares  United  States  Bank  Stock,  $100  each $500 .00 

Jan.  11,  1836,  27  shares  National  Bank  stock,  $50  each 1,350 .00 

Jan.  10,  1846,  51  shares  National  Bank  stock,  $50  each 2,550 .00 

$600  City  Water  stock 600 .00 

Cash 262 . 88 


Jan.  1856,  51  shares  National  Bank  stock,  $50  each $2,550.00 

10  shares  Mechanics  Banking  As.,  $25  each 250 .00 

13  shares  Bank  State  New  York,  $100  each 1,300 .00 

10  shares  Bank  of  Commerce,  $100  each 1,000 .  00 

45  shares  Mechanics  Bank,  $25  each 1,125 .00 

Cash 120.25 


Jan.  1866,  One  bond  Hudson  R.  R $1,000 .00 

20  bonds  Morris  &  Essex,  1st  M'tg,  $1,000  each 20,000  00 

7  bonds  Morris  &  Essex,  1st  M'tg,  $500  each 3,500 .00 

Cash 691 .92 

25,191 .82 

Jan.  1876,  10  bonds  Mich.  Cen.  G.  M.,  $1,000  each $10,000.00 

6  bonds  Morris  &  Essex,  1st  M'tg.,  $1,000 6,000 .00 

5  bonds  Morris  &  Essex,  2nd  M'tg.,  $1,000 5,000 .00 

1  bond  Morris  &  Essex,  2nd  M'tg., 500 .00 

1  bond  Lake  Shore  &  Mich.  So.,  CM 5,000 .00 

5  bonds  Lake  Shore  &  Mich.  So.,  C.  M.,  $1,000  each. . .  5,000 .00 

1  bond  Hudson  R.  R 1,000 .00 

Cash 569 .76 



Jan.  1886,  11  bonds  Chicago  &  N.  W.  Gold,  $1,000  each $11,000 .00 

6  bonds  Morris  &  Essex,  1st  M'tg.,  $1,000  each 6,000 .00 

5  bonds  Morris  &  Essex  2nd  M'tg.,  $1,000  each 5,000 .00 

1  bond  Morris  &  Essex  2nd  M'tg., 500 .00 

1  bond  Lake  Shore  &  Mich.  So.,  6M 5,000 .00 

5  bonds  Lake  Shore  &  Mich.  So.,  $1,000  each 5,000 .00 

1  bond  Ches.  &  Ohio  Pur.  M 1,000 .00 

1  bond  Northern  Pacific  Ld.  Gt, 1,000 .00 

2  bonds  St.  Paul,  Min.  &  Man.,  $1,000,  each 2,000 .00 

Less  Dr.  Cash 113.16 


January  1896  Pennsylvania  R.R.  Co,  \\%  Bonds $5,000 

St  Paul,  Min.  &  Man.  Dak.  Div.,  6%  Bonds 4,000 

Ches.  &  Ohio,  6%  Bonds 1,000 

Bait.  &  Ohio,  Loan  of  1885,  5%  Bonds 5,000 

Morris  &  Essex,  First  Mortgage,  7%  Bonds 6,000 

Illinois  Central,  8J%  Bonds 10,000 

Chi.  B.  &  Q.  Surety  Fund,  4%  Bonds 5,000 

Pacific  of  Missouri,  First  Mtge,  4%  Bonds 3,000 

N.  Y.,  C  &  St.  L.  4%  Bonds 3,000 

West  Shore  R.  R.  4%  Bonds 10,500 

Cent.  R.  R.  of  N.  J.  5%  Bonds 3,000 

N.  Y.,  C.  &  St.  L.,  First  Mtge.,  4%  Bonds 3,000 

Rome  &  Watertown  &  Ogden,  5%  Bonds 2,000 


January  1906  N.  Y.  Gas  &  Electric  L.  H.  &.  P.,  4%  Bonds 1,000 

Wisconsin  Central,  4%  Bonds 2,000 

N.  Y,  Chi.  &  St.  L.,  4%  Bonds 6,000 

Atchison,  Topeka  &  St.  L.,  4%  Bonds 6,000 

Oregon  Ry.  &  Navig.  Co.,  4%  Bonds 3,000 

Union  Pacific,  4%  Bonds 10,000 

Pac.  R.R.  of  Missouri,  4%  Bonds 3,000 

Cont.  Pacific,  4%  Bonds 12,000 

Northern  Pacific,  4%  Bonds 5,000 

Northern  Pacific,  3%  Bonds 17,000 

B.  &  O.  S.  W.  D.,  34%  Bonds 4,000 

Chicago  &  Alton,  3£%  Bonds 6,000 

Chicago  &  Alton,  3£%  Bonds 5,000 



January  1913  Balto.  &  Ohio  S.  W.  D.,  1st  Mtge.  34%,  No.  M  495-8. . . .  $4,000 

Northern  Pacific  R.G.L.  Rly.  &  L.G.,  Gold  Bond,  No.  1278  10,000 

Southern  Rd.  4%  Gold  Bonds,  Series  A,  No.  M124-125. . .  2,000 

Southern  Rd.  4%  Gold  Bonds,  Series  A,  No.  V47 5,000 

N.  Y.,  Chi.  &  St.  Louis  1st  Mtge.  4%  Gold  Bonds,  No.  4738.  1,000 

Balto.  &  Ohio  S.W.D.  Equipment  3£%  No.  B15-16-17. .  .  1,500 

Union  Pacific,  4%  1st  Mtge.  &  Land  Grant  Bond,  No.  E1042  10,000 

Chicago  &  Alton  3£%  Gold  Bond,  No.  X52 10,000 

Chicago  &  Alton  SJ%  Gold  Bond,  No.  M107 1,000 

Northern  Pacific  4%  C.  B.  &  Q.  Bonds,  No.  555-9 5,000 

Central  Pac.  4%  Bond,  No.  M608 10,000 

Central  Pac.  4%  Bonds,  Nos.  M444-445 2,000 

Atchison  General  Mtge.  Bond,  No.  RC1272,  4% 10,000 

Virginia  R.R.  Co.,  1st  Mtge.,  5%  Bonds,  1962 10,000 

(Interim  Certificate.) 
N.  Y.,  Chi.  &  St.  Louis  1st  Mtge.  4%,  Nos.  4737, 2643, 2386, 

19440,  10983.     (In  Memoriam  J.  T.  A.  C.) 5,000 




1809-1819 $5,477.50 

1820-1839 14,411 .15 

1840-1853 19,345 .98 

1854-1868 35,428 .35 

1869-1885 84,472 .90 


Jan.  10,  1886.    Balance  Cash  to  Credit  Charitable  Fund 609 .40 

Balance  Cash  to  Credit  Contingent  Fund 1,209.59 

Peimanent  Fund  par  value  securities.  . .  .  $36,500.00 
Less  balance  Cash  debt 113.16 


Total  subscribed  and  disbursed  77  years 197,451 .71 

1 886-1912  Total  subscribed  and  disbursed  27  years 172,615 .  16 

Grand  Total 370,066 .87 




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Act  of  Incorporation,  The .  .  46-47, 294 
Address  to  the  Queen,  Congrat- 
ulatory   87 

Admiral  Seymour's  Visit  .  .  97 
Admission  of  Life  Members .  .  36 
Aged,  Proposed  Home  for  the.       77 

Agincourt 16 

"Albany  Annals"  .  .  .  .103 
"Albion"  Newspaper  43, 45, 48, 132 
Almoner,  The  Office  of  .  .49,59,79 
Almoners  List  of  ....  322 
Amherst,  Sir  Jeffrey        ...       22 

Amory's  Tavern 30 

Andrew,  Cross  of  St.       ...       17 
Andrew,  Society  of  St.37, 59, 73,  75,  76 
Anglo-American  Free  Church  of 
St.  George  the  Martyr 

Anniversary  of  the  Society,  The 

Fiftieth 43 

Anniversary  of  the  Society,  Cen- 
tennial     79-80 

Apollo  and  the  Python  ...  18 
Archibald,  Sir  Edward  M      .      . 


Armada,  The 17 

Astor  House 322 

Atlantic  Cable,  The  .  .  .  66, 175 
Attempt  to  Aid  Immigrants  38 

Bache,  Theophylact  . 


Badge  of  Society 


Bage,  Robert 



Bank  Coffee  House  . 


Banquets,  Places  of  . 


Banyar,  Goldsborough 



Barclay,  Anthony      .46, 




Barnes,  Robert 


Bartlett,  John  S.,  M.D 



Battenburg,  Prince  Louis  of . 




Beales,  John  C,  M.D.   58,65,130-131 
Beddall,  Edward  F     .... 

Beddall,  Edward  K  .  .  .  .189 
Bennet,  C.  W.,  Consul  General  .  98 
Bennet,  James  Gordon  .  .     175 

Beowulf 18 

Bequest,  Form  of      ....     301 
Bequests  to  St.  George's  Society 

Biographies  of  Presidents  .  103-194 
Birth  of  Prince  of  Wales  (1841)  49 
"Black  Sloven,"  The  ...  22 
Blackburn,  Edward  ...  80 
Bolton's,  Celebration  at  .  .  .26,27 
Book  of  Minutes,  Original  .  35 
Booker,  Sir  Wm.  Lane  .  80,165-167 
Boorman,  Donation  from  James  45 
"Boston  American  Celt,"  The  .  57 
Bowring,  Charles  W .  ...  11 
Bowring,  Sir  Thomas  B.  .  .  83 
Braham.  the  Singer  ....  48 
British  Military  Tournament  Co.  84 
"British  Muse,"  The  ...  22 
British  Museum,  The  ...  22 
British  Protective  Emigrant  So- 
ciety  51,54,74 

Broad  St.  (108)    ....       40,  94 
Bryce,  Rt.  Hon.  James  ...       95 
Bucknall,  Henry  W.  J.  21, 22, 94, 193 
Building  for  the  Society,  Pro- 
posed       82 

Bulwer,  the  British  Ambassador, 

Sir  Henry 56, 57 

Bunch,  Robert  119, 195, 198, 199, 202 
Bureau  Labour    ....       78-79 

Cable,  The  Atlantic  ...     66, 175 

Calais,  Siege  of 15 

Cappadocia,  George  of  .      .       12,13 





Caracas  Expedition  .  .  .  .  112 
Cai  den,  the  Portrait  Painter  51 

Carlton  House 46 

Castle  Garden 76 

Celebration,  Hudson-Fulton  .  96 
Centenary  of  Sir  Walter  Scott  73 

Centenary  Year  of  the  Society, 

The 79.80 

Centennial  Fund,  Subscribers  tJ 

Certificates    of    Membership, 

Copies  of  Old  and  New     .  247,302 
Chamber   of   Commerce,    New 

York      .      .   107,109,114,143,176 

Chance,  George 32 

Change    of   the    Name   of   the 

Society 36 

Chapel  at  Windsor,  St.  George's       15 

Charitable  Fund   39, 45, 59, 60, 67, 92 

Charitable  Committee     .  34,  42,  49, 


Charity  Ball 48 

"Charity  and  Humour,"  I^ecture 

on     . 60-61 

Charity  Concert 47 

Charity  Organization  ...  74 
Charity  Organization  Society  76, 146 
Charity,  St.  George  and  .  19-20 
Chesterman,  James  ....       40 

Christmas  Gifts 73 

City  Corporation,  The  Society 

and  the        ......       44 

City  Hotel 48 

Civil  War,  The  American  .  .  139 
Clapton,  Dr.,  Biographer  of  St. 

George  ...........       14 

Clarence,  Death  of  the  Duke  of      83 

Cockcroft,  J.  H.  V 35 

Colden,  Lieut.  Governor  26 

Committee,  The  Executive  . 

72,  74,  96,  149,  153 

Committee,  Charitable  34,  42,  49,  50, 


Committee,  Ladies'         ...       76 


Committees,    List    of    Officers 

ana 211-246 

"Comus,"  Quotation  From  Mil- 
ton's  11 

Concert,  Charity  ....  47 
Confessor,  Edward  the  ...  15 
Congratulatory  Address  to  the 

Queen 87 

Connaught,  Duke  of  .  .  72, 100 
Constantine  the  Great  ...  14 
Constitution  of  Society,  New 

72, 293-301 
Contingent  Fund,  The     . 

Cornwallis,  Kinahan.  .82,132,133 
Coronation  of  George  V.,  The  99 

Corp,  Samuel.  .  .  .33,112-113 
Cortis,  Richard  J.  .  .  68, 157-158 
Costa,  Rev.  B.  F.  De,  D.D.  88,202,208 
Council  of  Oxford  in  1222  15 

Courtney,  Rev.  Dr 101 

Crawley's  New  Assembly  Room  22 
Cricket  Club,  St.  George's  .      .       32 

Crimean  War 120, 141 

Crookes,  Septimus  .      .134 

Crooks,  Bequest  of  R.  Fleming .  83 
Cross  of  St.  George  .  .  16, 17, 32 
Cushman,  Miss  Charlotte  .  .  63 
Cuthbertson,  W.  B.  .  .  .  127-128 
Cypress  Hills  Cemetery        .  90 

"Daily  Times,"  New  York  61 

Dale,  John  G 141-143 

Dana,  Paul 21 

Darrell,  Edward  F.  .  .  .  93, 183 
David,  Society  of  St.  ...  59 
Death  of  the  Duke  of  Clarence .  83 
Death  of  Queen  Victoria  89 
Death  of  Edward  VII  ..  .  98 
Death  of  Lincoln  ....  69 
Delmonico's  .  .  62,79,82,89,140 
Diamond  Jubilee,  Queen  Vic- 
toria's      86 

Diocletian,  The  Roman  Emperor  13 
Diploma  of  Membership  49 




Disaster,  "Titanic"   .      .      .  100, 101 
Dixon,  Thomas    .      .      .      .     37, 116 
Donations  to  St.  George's  So- 
ciety   319-321 

Drake,  Sir  Francis  ....  17 
Dragon,  St.  George  and  the  .17-19 
Dunmore,  Earl  of  ...  .  27 
Durand,  Sir  Mortimer    ...       92 

Early  Notices  of  St.  George's 

Festivals 22-31 

Eastbum,  Rev.  Manton ...       46 
Eastern,  The  Great  ....     175 
Ebbw  Vale  Company,  Donation 
from       .      .      .     .      .      .  ■    .     319 

Edward  III 15,20 

Edward  VII.,  Death  of  .  .  98 
Edward  the  Confessor  ...  15 
Edwards,  Charles  40,46, 121-123, 134 
Edye,  Henry  W.  O.  .  .  .  159-161 
Efforts  to  increase  Membership      81 

Elliman,  James  B 113 

Emblems,  St.  George  and  his  16-17 
Emigrant  Board,  General  .  67-68 
Emigration  Discouraged       .  59 

Everett  House 322 

Executive  Committee,  The  . 

72, 74, 96, 149, 153 

Eyre.  Henry    .      .      .      .63, 135-137 

Eyie,  Gift  of  Henry        ...       70 

Eyre,    Subscribers    to    Gift    of 

Henry 319-320 

Facsimile    of    "St.    George's 

Song" 23-24 

Facsimile  of  Original  Rules  303-312 
Fanny  Kemble,  Mrs.  55-56, 64, 67 
Father  of  English  Public  Schools," 

"The 19 

Festivals,  Early  Notices  of  St. 

George's 22-31 

Field,  Cyrus  W 67 

Fielding,  the  Novelist,  Henry  .  193 
Fiftieth  Anniversary  of  the  So- 

cietv,  The 43 


Finances  of  the  Society  .  .  323-332 
Financial  Worries  ....  39 
Form  of  Bequest  ....  301 
Foundation  of  St.  George's  So- 
ciety of  New  York  ...  21 
Fowler,  Joseph  .  33, 40, 43, 46, 117 
Frank,  Thos.  Field  ....  202 
Franklin,  Sir  John  ....  57 
Friendly  Relations  with  Kindred 

Societies 37 

Fund,  Charitable  39, 45, 59, 60, 67, 92 
Fund,  Contingent      .... 

Fund,  Havens  Relief  101-102,  321 
Fund,  Permanent      .... 

36, 39, 43, 54, 70, 72, 94, 135, 153 
Fund,  Subscribers  to  Centennial 


Gage,  General  ....  26, 27 
Garter,  Motto  of  the  Order  of  the  16 
Garter,  The  Order  of  the  .  .  15 
Garter,  Knights  of  the  ...  20 
Gazette,  New  York  ....       26 

Gazette,  Royal 30 

Gazetteer,  New  York  .  .  27, 28 
General  Emigrant  Board  .  67-68 
Geneva  Award,  The .  .  .  .139 
George  of  Cappadocia    .  12, 13 

George  V.,  Coronation  of    .  99 

George  for  Merry  England,  St.  12-19 
George  and  Charity,  St.  19-20 

George,  Cross  of  St.  .  .  16, 17 
George,  History  of  St.  .  .  12-19 
George  and  His  Emblems,  St.  16-17 
George  and  the  Dragon,  St.  17-19 
George,  History  of  the  Society 

of  St.      .      .  •   .      .      .      .     99-100 
George's  Channel,  St.     .  14,16 

George's  Chapel  at  Windsor,  St.  15 
George's  Society  of  New  York, 

Foundation  of  St 21 

Gift  to  the  Contingent  Fund  .  82 
Gift,  Subscribers  to  Mr.  Eyre's 





Gifts,  Christmas 73 

Globe  Hotel 322 

Golden  Legend,  The  ...  18 
Gordon,  E.  O.,  Author  of  "Saint 

George," 20 

"Great  Eastern,"  The  .  .  .  175 
"Great  Western,"  The  "Sirius" 

and  the 45, 46 

"Grinnell"  Arctic  Expedition     57,58 

Hamilton,  Alexander  .  .  .  121 
Hamilton  Hotel  Company    .  51 

Harison,  Richard  ....  34 
Havens  Relief  Fund  Society,  The 

Hearn,  George  A.  .  .  .  91 ,  321 
Herbert,  Sir  Michael  .  .  .  90 
Hick's  Long  Room  ....  28 
Higgens,  J.  E.  Grote      ...     185 

Hill,  Edward 80, 153 

Historical  Sketch  of  the  Society  21-102 
History,  St.  George  in  English  14-16 
Honorary  Members  ....  248 
Hoskin,  R.  N.,  Lieutenant  .  46 

Hospital,  St.  Luke's 


Hudson,  Captain 66 

Hudson-Fulton  Celebration .  96 

Hull's  Tavern 28 

Hurst,  F.  W.  J    .  83, 88, 89, 151, 202 

Immigrants,  Attempt  to  Aid  38 

Incorporation,  The  Act  of  46-47,294 



Increase  in  Membership 
Introduction    . 
"Irish  American,"  The 
Irwin,  Dr. 
Isaacs,  Moses. 

"Jewel"  of  the  Garter 
"Journal,"  New  York 
Jubilee,  Queen  Victoria' 
mond      .... 

Kean,  Charles 

Keble  College,  Oxford 




Keene,  Gift  of  James  R.      .      .     320 
Kemble,  Mrs.  Fanny       55-56, 64, 67 

Kipling  Quoted 17 

Kossuth,  Louis 58 








.     248 

Labour  Bureau 
Ladies'  Committee    . 
Lecture  on   "Charity  and 

mour,"  by  Thackeray 
Legend,  The  Golden 
Life  of  St.  George 
Lincoln,  Death  of 
List  of  Members 
List  of  Original  Members 
List  of  Honorary  Members 
List  of  Officers  and  Committees 

List  of  Almoners  ....  322 
Louis  of  Battenburg,  Prince    93,  179 

Louis  Kossuth 58 

Lucknow,  Relief  of   ...  66 

Luke's  Hospital,  St. 

Lydda,  Birthplace  of  St.  George  12, 14 

Manning,  Rev.  Dr.  .  .  .  98, 101 
Marcus,  Rev.  Moses  195, 202, 209 
Mariner,  Captain       ....     108 

Massey,  George 87 

Massey,  William  M. .  .  .  171-172 
Matthews,  Charles  ....  63 
McKinley,    Assassination    of 

President 90 

Melville,  Rev.  Dr 200 

Members,  List  of  .  .  .  249-291 
Members,  List  of  Original  313-317 
Members,  List  of  Honorary  248 

Membership,  Certificates  of  247, 302 
Membership,  Efforts  to  increase  81,98 
Membership,  Qualifications  for  40 
Membership,  Society's  Diploma 

of      .......      .       49 

Mercantile  Library  Association  60 
"Mercury,"  New  York  . 

22,  27,  28,  29,  30 




Metropolitan  Theatre  ...  60 
Metropolitan  Hotel  ....  65 
Miles,  Wm.,    President    of    St. 

David's  Society      ....       59 
Military  Tournament  Co.,  Brit- 
ish     84 

Minutes,  Loss  of  the  Book  of    32-33 

Moore,  Rev.  Dr 34 

Morgan,  Rev.  Dr.      .      .      .      .65,87 

Mortier,  Major 103 

Mostyn,  Berkeley  .  89, 95, 202, 208 
Motto  of  St.  George's  Society  34, 62 
Motto  of  the  Order  of  the  G  arter      1 6 

Moulson,  John 78 

"Muse,  The  British"  ...  22 
"Mutiny,"  The  Days  of  the  65 

Napier,  Lord  ....  63, 65 
National  Opera  House   ...       48 

Nelson 17 

New  Constitution  of  the  Society 

New  York  Chamber  of  Com- 
merce    .      .  107,109,114,143,176 

Niblo's  Saloon 43 

Nicholas  Hotel,  St 322 

Nicomedaea 14 

Norfolk  Orphans 60 

Office  of  Almoner  .  .  49, 59, 79 
Officers  and  Committees,  List  of 

Ogden,  Jonathan       .      .      .      .114 

Oldfield,  Tom 127 

Order  of  the  Garter,  The    .  15 

Organization,  Charity  ...  74 
Original  Book  of  Minutes,  The 

Iass  of 32-33, 35 

Original  Certificate  of  Member- 
ship         302 

Original  Constitution  Lost  and 

Found 35-36 

Original  Rules  of  Society,  Fac- 
simile of      .      ....      j  303-312 
Original  Members,  List  of      313-317 


Oxford  Colleges 20 

Oxford,  Council  of    ...  15 

Oxford,  Keble  College    ...     145 

Page,  Walter  H.   (Ambassador 

to  England) 102 

Partridge,  Portrait  Painter  .  50 

Patrick,  Cross  of  St.  ...  17 
Patrick,  Friendly  Sons  of  St.     . 

37, 50, 59, 73 
Pellew,  Henry  E.       ...     75, 145 

Pennell,  George  C 88 

"Permanent  Home"  Fund  .       91,94 

Permanent  Fund  36,  39,  43,  54,  70, 


Perseus  and  Andromeda      .      .       18 

Piccolomini,  La 67 

Pickersgill,  W.  C 83 

Places  of  Banquets  ....  322 
Porter,  General  Hcrace  .       80 

Portraits  of  Presidents  .  .  103-194 
Portrait,  Queen  Victoria's    .       50,  65 

"Post,  Evening" 35 

Preedy,  Captain 66 

President's  Biographies  .  .  103-194 
Prince  Consort,  Death  of  .  .  69 
Prince  of  Wales,  Birth  of  (1841 )  49 
Prince  of  Wales  in  1860,  Visit  of  68-69 
Principal  Bequests  to  St. 

George's  Society  .  .  .  319-321 
Pritchard,  Philip  ...  67, 68 
Proctor,  Thomas  ....  36 
Proposed  Building  for  the  Society  82 
Proposed  Home  for  the  Aged  77 

Protective     Emigrant     Society, 
British 51,58 

Qualifications  for  Membership .  40 
Queen  Victoria,  Portrait  of  .  50,  65 
Queen  Victoria's  Death  89 

Queen's     Head    Tavern,     Mr. 
Strachan's 29 

Racker,  H.  A.      .      .      .     10, 79, 2C2 
Raphael's  "St.  George  with  the 
Garter" \       11 




Reid,  Whitelaw 80 

Relief  Fund,  Havens  .  .  101,102 
"Repeal  of    the   Union,"   Toast 

of 50 

Revolutionary  War,  Period  of  31-32 
Richard  Coeur  de  Lion  14 

Richardson,  Briton  ....  147 
Roberts,  R.  N.,  Lieutenant  46 

"Rose  of  Sharon,  The"  .  .  13 
Round  Table,  The  ...  15, 20 
Royal  Society  of  Literature .  12 

Rules  of  Society,  Facsimile  of 

Original 303-312 

Sanderson,  Edward  F.    .  .125 

Sanderson,  Harold  A.  96, 169-170 
Sanderson,  Lloyd  B.  96, 97, 100, 191 
Sanderson,  Sir  Percy 

Sargent,  Winthrop  ....  21 
Scott,  Centenary  of  Sir  Walter   .       73 

Seward,  William  H 121 

Seymour's  Visit,  Admiral  97 
Sherbrooke,  Miles     ....     108 
"Sirius"  and  the  "Great  Wes- 
tern," The 45, 46 

Sketch  of  St.  George's  Society, 

Historical 21-102 

Skinner,  Bequest  of  Wm.     .  91 

"Sloven,  The  Black"  ...  22 
"Song  of  St.  George"  11,21,27 

Sons  of  St.  George,  Order  of  78 

Spenser  the  Poet  Quoted        .      .       12 

Statistics 326-332 

St.  Andrew's  Society  37, 59, 73, 75, 76 
St.  David,  Society  of  .  .  .  59 
St.  George  ana  the  Dragon  17-19 
St.  George  and  His  Emblems  16-17 
"St.  George  with  the  Garter," 

by  Raphael 11 

St.  George,  Cross  of  16,17,32 

St.  George  for  Merry  England   12-20 
St.  George  in  English  History    14-16 
St.    George    the    Martyr,    The 
Church  of  77,  85, 153, 195, 196,  206 


St.  George  the  Martyr,  Ward  of 

196, 199, 207 
St.  George's  Society,  Constitu- 
tion of 293-301 

St.  George's  Society,  History  of 

St.  George's  Society,  Members  of 

St.  George's  Channel  14,16 

St.  George's  Cricket  Club  .  .  32 
St.  George's  Day  in  New  York,  A  45 
St.  George's  Society,  Principal 

Bequests  to  ....  319-321 
St.  George's  Chapel  at  Windsor  15 
St.  George's  Society's  Badges  .  88 
St.  John  the  Evangelist,  Church 

of 88 

St.  Luke's  Hospital  .... 

11,85,95,153,164,  195-209 
St.  Nicholas  Hotel  ....  322 
St.  Patrick,  Friendly  Sons  of 

St.  Thomas's  Church  ...  65 
Steamship  Privileges  Revoked  .  96 
Subscribers  in  Connection  With 

Mr.  Eyre's  Gift  .  .  .  319-320 
Subscribers  to  Centennial  Fund 


Tabor,  Francis  H 11 

Thackeray's  Farewell  Lecture  60-61 
Thomas  of  Walsingham  .       15 

Thornton,  Sir  Edward  ...  72 
"Times,"  New  York  Daily  61 

"Titanic"  Disaster  .  .  .100,101 
Toast  Lists  of  1 771  and  1 780        27, 29 

"Tom  Jones" 193 

Trafalgar 17 

Transatlantic  Cable  Service  175 

Transcription  of  "St.  George's 

Song" 25 

"Tribune,"  The  New  York  80 

Tiinity  Church 

Turle,  Robert  H.       .      .      .     83,181 



Union  Jack,  The 17 

Union  with  British  Protective 
Emigrant  Society     .  .     54-55 

Universal  Magazine  of  Knowl- 
edge and  Pleasure   ....     22 

Urumiah 13 

Victoria,  Portrait  of  Queen  .  50, 65 
Victoria,  Death  of  Queen  89 

Victoria's     Diamond     Jubilee, 

Queen 86 

Vincent,  Sir  Howard  ....  92 
Visit  of  Prince  of  Wales  in  1860  68-69 
Visit  of  Duke  of  Connaught  in 

1870 72 

Voragine,  Jacques  de        ...      18 

Waddington,  Joshua   .  .110 

Wainwright,  Rev.  Dr.  .  38, 53, 57 
Waldorf-Astoria,  The        .   93,97,102 


Waller,  Robert 

10, 67, 68, 78, 79, 84, 97, 201, 203 
Walsingham,  Thomas  of  15 

War,  The  Revolutionary        .     31-32 

War  Times 69 

Ward  of  St.  George  the  Martyr 

Ward,  George  Gray    .       87, 175-176 

Warren,  Thomas   . 
Warren,  Rev.  Dr. 
Washington,  George 
Webb,  Chas.  H.     . 
Webb's  Congress  Hall 
Webster,  Daniel 
Wilkes,  John 
Winchester  College 
Winterhalter,  Portrait  Painter 
Wreaks,  Chas.  F.  . 
Wykeham,  William  of 

Young,  William 


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